(Trémilly 1815 - Paris 1878)
The Tomb of Saint Cecilia in Rome
Signed SAVINIEN PETIT DELT. in the lower left margin.
Inscribed and dated SAINTE CECILE IN TRASTEVERE. ROME. MARS 1849 (over traces of an earlier inscription in pencil) in the lower right margin.
Further inscribed SAINTE CÉCILE / VIERGE, ET/ MARTYR / ROMAINE. below the image.
153 x 333 mm. (6 x 13 1/8 in.) [image, including fictive mount]
259 x 400 mm. (10 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.) [tablet]
Dated 1849, this striking drawing is a copy of the celebrated marble sculpture of Saint Cecilia by the Roman sculptor Stefano Maderno (c.1576-1636), completed in 1600 for the saint’s tomb in the church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.