Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Inheritance II – Drawings

Archers Shooting at a Herm

Children's Bacchanal

Fall of Phaeton

Three Labours of Hercules


Continuing yesterday's mental game of pretending to be an imaginary version of Queen Victoria who had good taste, in my ideal bedchamber I would (as Queen Victoria) have hung five of the Michelangelo drawings she owned (above) on one wall, all of them created in Rome in the 1530s. Across the room would be hanging the five Poussin wash drawings below, also created in Rome, but about a hundred years later.

Acis transformed into a river god

Dancing before a herm of Pan

Three women linking arms

Saving of the infant Pyrrhus

St Mary of Egypt and St Zosimus