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The Contest Between Athena and Poseidon for the Possession of Athens

Cesare Nebbia (Italian, Orvieto ca. 1536–1614 Orvieto)

Date:
1570s
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of leadpoint or black chalk; squared in red chalk. Traces of framing outlines in pen and darker brown ink
Dimensions:
10-3/16 x 10-3/8 in. (25.9 x 26.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.320
  • Provenance

    Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (British, 1697–1759); Christie's, LondonHolkham sale, July 2, 1991, lot 10; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich

  • References

    A. E. Popham, Christopher Lloyd Old Master Drawings at Holkham Hall. Chicago, 1986, cat. no. 19, p. 25.

    Rhoda Eitel-Porter, Alberto Satolli "Cesare Nebbia's Work for the Palazzo Simoncelli: Drawings and Frescoes." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 136, 1996.

    Rhoda Eitel-Porter, Alberto Satolli "Cesare Nebbia's Work for the Palazzo Simoncelli." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 136, London, 1996, pp. 433-38.



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