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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    Andrea Boscoli (Florence 1560-1607)

    Judith preparing to visit Holofernes in his tent

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    Andrea Boscoli (Florence 1560-1607)
    Judith preparing to visit Holofernes in his tent
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, inscribed as a lunette
    6 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (15.6 x 20.7 cm.)


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    Another drawing by Boscoli, showing Judith before Holofernes, which is similar in size and execution and also inscribed as a lunette, is in the Albertina, Vienna (Inv. 674; V. Birke and J. Kertész, Die Italienischen Zeichnungen der Albertina, Vienna, Cologne and Weimar, I, 1992, p. 362).

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    Provenance

    A.P.E. Gasc (L. 1131).
    W. Bateson (L. 2604a).
    B. Himmelheber (L. 4035), and by descent to the present owner.