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Giulio Campi (1502 - 1572)

Lot 6: f - *Giulio Campi1502-1572


January 25, 2002
New York, NY, US

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Bears inscription lower left in brown ink: Julio Campi Cremonese and numbering upper right in brown ink: 1.4.Black chalk, on paper washed light blue. This lot contains 1 item(s). Literature:I Campi, exh.cat., Cremona, Santa Maria della Pietá, 1985, p.285, under cat.2.6.11.This bold and impressive drawing is one of a number of studies by Giulio Campi made for the decoration of one of the triumphal arches erected for the entry of the Emperor Charles V into Cremona on 18 August 1541. Antonio Campi, the younger brother of Giulio, in his account of the event in his Cremona fedelissima of 1585, says that both Giulio Campi and Camillo Boccaccino were responsible for the design and construction of these temporary arches decorated with statues, which embellished the route of the imperial procession. Two other drawings related to the project, of single upright figures of Neptune and Minerva, are characterized by the same vigorous use of black chalk and bear the same inscription (see N.Turner, L. Hendrix, and C. Plazzotta, European Drawings 3, Catalogue of the Collections, The J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 1997, cat.9, illus.).

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