Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 595

Price Realized: $ 3,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(Venice 1707-1769 Venice)
An Allegory of War.

Pen and black ink and gray wash on cream laid paper. 406x280 mm; 16x11 inches.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts.

A similar drawing in style and size by Fontebasso, Mucius Scaevola Putting his Hand into the Fire, was offered at Christie's, London, December 12, 1985, lot 267. This drawing also likely relates to two other similar Fontebasso ink and wash drawings: The Continence of Scipio in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, and Alexander Mourning the Death of Darius in the Ratjen Collection, Munich.