ENRICO TEMPESTINI (active 1846) MOSES TRAMPLING ON PHARAOH'S CROWN (Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 2. 9:7)
Pen and brown ink, black chalk; brown, grey and pink washes; 390 x 503 mm. Signed and dated 'Enrico Tempestini / 1846'. PROVENANCE: Orazio Batelli (Panzano 1810 - Florence 1868), his mount with inventory stamp 'PATR. BATELLI / Disegni / Cartella III / n. 196'
The Batelli Collection of drawings chiefly included works by Neoclassical and Romantic artists. The main part of it has been acquired, in 1979, by the 'Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi,' Florence. See Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence,'Disegni dell'Ottocento dalla collezione Batelli', exhibition catalogue by Carlo Sisi, Florence, 1987.