Roman School, 16th Century An Allegory of the Arts
Lot 264
Roman School, 16th Century An Allegory of Painting and Poetry turning to Nature as a source of inspiration
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Lot Details
Roman School, 16th Century
An Allegory of Painting and Poetry turning to Nature as a source of inspiration
inscribed in pen and brown ink 'veruis electis, colorib* que placitis anbae naturae imitantur arte (upper edge) and '***do' and 'Homero' (lower edge)
black chalk, pen and brown ink and brown wash on paper, heightened with white, with pen and brown ink framing lines
18.6 x 12.5cm (7 5/16 x 4 15/16in).
unframed

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Philippe Huart (Frits Lugt 2084), and initial W.

    The draughtsman of the present drawing might have referred to Leonardo da Vinci's Treatise on Painting (Codex Urbinas Latinus 1270), where it is stated 'If you call painting mute poetry, poetry can also be called blind painting' (op.cit., part I, 17).
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