12. [Dutch or Italian school]

The tomb of Medici Pope Leo XI.

[Rome], c. 1644-1680

Drawing, pen and brown ink, brown wash, traces of graphite, 28,8 x 17,8 cm, laid paper with Amsterdam watermark, unsigned (sl. discolouration in paper at lower edge, sm. foxing).

Drawn after the funeral monument of Pope Leo XI in the Vatican, sculpted by Alessandro Algardi between 1640 and 1644. The drawing seems to be based upon the existing sculpture, rather than being a design for its construction. Given the Amsterdam watermark, the sheet may be by the hand of one of the many Dutch artists living in Rome at that moment.

€ 200 / 250

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