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.

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.


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