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Landscape

A1958.66.2

A pen and brown ink landscape drawing with trees in the center foreground and glimpses of seashore at the left.  There is a cove, or bay, with three figures in a boat.  There are low houses in the right background.

Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi (1606 – 1680) was an Italian architect and painter, named Il Bolognese from the place of his birth. Grimaldi was a relative of the Carracci family, under whom it is presumed he first apprenticed.  He was afterwards a pupil of Cardinal Francesco Albani. He went to Rome, and was appointed architect to Pope Paul V and also patronized by succeeding popes. Towards 1648 he was invited to France by Cardinal Mazarin, and for about two years was employed in buildings for that minister and for Louis XIV, and in fresco-painting in the Louvre.

Artist: Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi (1606 - 1680)

Title: Landscape

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Dates: 17th Century

Dimensions: 6 in. x 11 in.

Culture: Italian

Accession Number: A1958.66.2

Credit: Gift of Mr. Norbert Schimmel

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