Francesco Allegrini

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Francesco Allegrini
approximately 1620-approximately 1679
Scene from Roman History
Pen and brown ink and wash with black chalk on laid paper.
3 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (96 x 130 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.

This drawing, one of four drawings by Allegrini acquired from the McCrindle Foundation, is typical of Allegrini's work on paper. The foreground of this drawing is occupied by a group of figures clad in ancient costume. The standing figure at the far left appears to be addressing a group before him, with sword in hand, from a raised platform. To the right of the foreground group and set back from the picture plane appears a horse-drawn antique chariot, possibly that of the interlocutor on the platform.

Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0010).
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McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.

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