17th Century BOLOGNESE SCHOOL
A Putto in Flight, Holding an Urn
Numbered 37 in the lower right corner, in the margin.
Inscribed (in a modern hand) Roman School, late 17th century. Perhaps by / Carlo Maratta at the lower right of the album page.
157 x 164 mm. (6 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.)
Flaminio Torre also studied with Reni in Bologna, and completed his apprenticeship with Cantarini, eventually inheriting his studio after his death in 1648. He settled in Modena by 1658, although the absence of any dated paintings from this period suggests that he painted very little after leaving Bologna. Torre seems to have drawn almost exclusively in red chalk, with a distinctive style which reflects the influence of Cantarini’s draughtsmanship.
By descent to his son, Robert Henry Clive, Oakly Park, Shropshire
His son, Robert Windsor-Clive, London and Ludlow, Shropshire
His son, Robert George Windsor-Clive, later 1st Earl of Plymouth, Hewell Grange, Tardebigge, Worcestershire
Thence by descent
Sale (‘The Property of the Earl of Plymouth’), London, Christie's, 1 July 1986, lot 123 (unsold)