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Group of Classical Figures
Group of Classical Figures
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16th century
Not on display
Pen And Brown Ink And Brown Wash On Tan Laid Paper Mounted To A Larger Sheet
Sheet: 100 x 126 mm (3 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach; Cogswell no. 117, Hellman no. 158 as "Group of Tritons" by Raphael (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Hellman’s attribution to Raphael was based of subject matter of Tritons, which appear in Raphael’s painting of Galatea in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome;
A.N.(unidentified): Student of Raphael (n.d.);
Alfred Moir, professor of Art History at UC Santa Barbara, described this sheet as "powerful, but who did it?" (July 1972);
Alessandro Nova, Professor of Art History at Stanford University, refers to the stuccos in the Sala Paolina, Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome (ca. 1990);
Giovanna Bertazzoni, 1.22.1997: I showed a photographic reproduction of the drawing to Professor Giulio Bora (Universita' di Milano), 10.17.1996, who thinks it can be a XVI century copy from the Tritons in Raphael's Galatea;

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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

four male figures: the left one,with the legs of a horse, carries another on his back, the third blows a horn, the fourth on the far right blows on a shell