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ITALIAN SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY A Centaur Teased by Eros.
Red chalk on cream laid paper. 347x257 mm; 13 3/4x10 1/4 inches.
Provenance: Private collection, New York.
This drawing is based on a Roman marble statue, a replica (from the 1st–2nd centuries AD) of a Greek original of the 2nd century BC. The Roman sculpture was excavated during the 17th century and belonged to the Borghese collection, Rome, before entering the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris.