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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 526

    Antonio Cimatori, il Visacci (Urbino circa 1550-1623 Rimini)

    Saint Matthew and the angel

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    Antonio Cimatori, il Visacci (Urbino circa 1550-1623 Rimini)
    Saint Matthew and the angel
    with inscription 'del Visaccio'
    black chalk, stumping, grey wash, heightened with white, squared in black chalk, on blue paper
    6 7/8 x 9 in. (17.5 x 22.8 cm.), unframed


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    Much of Cimatori's career was spent under the protection of the della Rovere dukes of Urbino. He is documented in Rome, Pesaro, Urbino and Rimini. The present drawing cannot be related to any of his known surviving works, but it may be connected with his work on a series of Prophets, now lost, for the Duomo in Urbino. (R. Vitali, 'Antonio Cimatori detto Visacci' in A. Massari and M. Cellini, eds., Nel Segno di Barocci: Allieve e seguaci tra Marche, Umbria, Siena, Milan, 2005, p. 105).

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    Provenance

    Baronessa E. Dantoni Camuccini; Sotheby's, Florence, 18 October 1969, lot D79, illustrated.
    Anonymous sale; Finarte, Milan, 4 December 1986, lot 133.