Windsor Castle, Royal Library
Pope-Hennessy (John Wyndham), Sir, 1913-1994

The Drawings of Domenichino in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle

London, Phaidon Press, 1948
(30 cm), 187 (1) pp., including 69 large black & white plates, 72 text illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - 1758 catalogue entries, the greater part of the painter’s surviving drawings. Domenichino had bequeathed the entire contents of his studio to his pupil, Francesco Raspantino, who disposed of the bulk of the collection to the painter Carlo Maratti. In 1703, Maratti sold the drawings to Giovanni Francesco Albani, Pope Clement XI, and they were preserved as part of the Albani collection until purchased by James Adam in 1762 for King George III. ¶ Endpaper inscribed in pencil by Denys Sutton (1917-1991), editor of Apollo magazine (1962-1987); Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of the art reference library of the late Denys Sutton CBE (the first portion), London, 13 February 1992, lot 252. Good copy.

£ 35


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