• Sale 7367

    Master Drawings from the Oppé Collection

    5 December 2006, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    Pier Francesco Mola (Coldrerio 1612-1666 Rome)

    The poet Baldini drinking in Melosi's bar

    Price Realised  

    Pier Francesco Mola (Coldrerio 1612-1666 Rome)
    The poet Baldini drinking in Melosi's bar
    with inscription 'Questo disegnolo fece il Mola à Città della Pieve, nella Cantina del Melosi ove ere anco il Poeta Baldini, se lo fece scherzando' on an attached slip
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, minor losses
    7¾ x 10½ in. (197 x 266 mm.)


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    Nicholas Turner suggests that the drinker in this scene may be Pietro Paolo Ubaldini, like Mola a member of Pietro da Cortona's studio.

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    Provenance

    An unidentified armorial collector's mark.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, 30 July 1937, lot 1 (22s.).


    Exhibited

    Lugano, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Pier Francesco Mola, 1989, no. III.90.