15. [Dutch school]
After Lambert Visscher. After Pietro da Cortona
Drawing, red pencil with grey wash and graphite pencil grid lines, 39,5 x 22,8 cm, thick paper, unsigned (paper sl. soiled, old glue marks on verso).
This intriguing sheet, which depicts Antiochus on his sick or deathbed dying from the love for his stephmother Stratonice. Based on a print by Lambert Visscher, after a fresco by Da Cortona. Most likely a cartoon drawing for a larger wall painting under a round arch. This is not only indicated by the particular shape, but also by the fact that it is squared for transfer in stylus or pencil.
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