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Filippo Lauri (1623 – 1694) - Faustulus brings Romulus and Remus to Larentia
Ref : 78124
3 000 €
Period :
17th century
Artist :
Filippo Lauri (1623 – 1694)
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Red chalk, framing lines in pen and brown ink 
Dimensions :
L. 8.66 inch
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Filippo Lauri (1623 – 1694) - Faustulus brings Romulus and Remus to Larentia

Filippo Lauri (Rome 1623 – 1694 Rome): Faustulus brings Romulus and Remus to Larentia
Red chalk, framing lines in pen and brown ink 
223 x 363 mm, 8¾x 14¼inch.

Painter and draftsman Filippo Lauri had a remarkable career in 17thcentury Rome, becoming a member of the Academy of Saint-Luc in 1654, then Principein 1684. The noble Roman families admired his elegant style, and hired him to decorate the Casino Farnese, the Palazzo Quirinal, and the Palazzo Borghese. In addition, his easel paintings were particularly appreciated by amateurs from the Nordic countries. Here, Lauri illustrates the theme of the foundation of Rome. Legend has it that Romulus and Remus were discovered and nourished by a she-wolf after being abandoned near the river Tiber. They were then discovered by Faustulus, a shepherd, who entrusted them to the care of his wife Larentia. In the foreground, the figure seen from behind with a trident represents the river Tiber. The dog at his side could represent the she-wolf.

Drawing framed.

Nathalie Motte Masselink

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Drawing & Watercolor