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RD.36 Venus and Cupid in a Chariot

RD.36 Venus and Cupid in a Chariot

Stockholm, National Museum, NM 156/1863.

Fig.RD.36

Pen and ink and wash over traces of black chalk, 21.3 x 20.8, laid down.  Inscribed in ink in the lower right corner: 115, and 47 (cancelled).

PROVENANCE (from Bjurström, 1987): Crozat (Mariette, no. 44).  C. G. Tessin (List 1739-42, p. 54 r; Cat. 1749, livre 4, no. 19).  Kongl. Biblioteket (Cat. 1790, no. 115).  Kongl. Museum (Lugt 1638).

LITERATURE:

Oswald Sirén, Italienska handteckningar fran 1440-och 1500-talen i Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1917, no. 295, as a copy after Primaticcio or Rosso.

Bjurström, 1976, no. 80, as Rosso.

Bjurström, 1987, 26, no. 4, as Rosso.

 

This drawing shows none of the characteristics of Rosso’s style or draughtsmanship.  It is close to Primaticcio.