Property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York, New York
Circle of Pietro da Cortona (Cortona 1596-1669 Rome)
Studies of frescoes in the Pitti Palace, Florence (a group of three) each black and white chalk on paper prepared with a blue wash; each with extensive inscriptions verso each 11 x 16 5/16in unframed
Two of the three drawings have been identified with frescoes in the Planetary Rooms of the Pitti Palace. One is a detail from the ceiling fresco in the Sala di Giove and the other depicts a scene from the life of Lycurgus in the Sala di Saturno. This last room was painted by Ciro Ferri (1634-1689), chief pupil of da Cortona.
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