Offered by Galerie Tarantino
This drawing very close to the Genoese master is probably related to a series of frescoes made, according to Venturi, for the palace Grimaldi (then Saoli) on the theme of the history of Alexander. The telescope format could confirm this hypothesis.
Comparative Bibliography: Per Bjurström, Italian Drawings, Venice, Brescia, Parma, Milan, Genoa, Stockholm 1979, n. 359.
Mary Newcome-Schleier, The drawing in Genoa from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, RMN Paris 1985 and Kunst in the Republik Genua 1528 - 1815 - exhibition catalog, Frankfurt 1992.