Allegorical Figure of Peace

Pen and brown ink, highlighted with white gouache, over red chalk, on light brown washed paper (the form of the spandrel is indicated in brown wash) | 24.1 x 23.1cm | 1625-1713

Carlo Maratti

Maratti, the last major artist of the classical tradition that originated with Raphael, worked in a monumental decorative style that brought him official patronage and international renown. In 1674 he was commissioned by Pope Clement X Altieri (r. 16...
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