Two Putti with the Arms of Camillo Pamphili by Alessandro Algardi

This is a study for the stucco releif in the centre of the ceiling of the Galleria di Ercole in the Villa Pamphili, outside Rome, which Algardi decorated in 1646.

Details

Medium:
Pen & brown wash over black chalk
Dimensions:
17.8 x 12.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,565 ( Total: £15,645)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox

It is one of only three surviving drawings for the decoration. The other two are already in the British Museum.

Provenance

Earls of Leicester, Holkham Hall; Christie's 1991; Popham and Lloyd, no. 36.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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