PRIMATICCIO, Francesco
(b. 1504, Bologna, d. 1570, Paris)

The Nile

1540s
Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
École Normale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

The Galerie d'Ulysse at Fontainebleau was destroyed in the eighteenth century, its decoration by Primaticcio and collaborators is known only from drawings. The Nile was on the vault of the gallery where ninety mythological compositions were framed by secondary subjects like the figure of the Nile.




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