Francesco Allegrini

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Francesco Allegrini
ca. 1620-ca. 1679
Scene from Roman History
Pen and brown ink and brown wash with black chalk on laid paper.
3 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (96 x 130 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
2009.14
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Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0010).
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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.

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