• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 311

    Attributed to Niccolo dell' Abbate (Modena circa 1509-1571 Fontainebleau)

    Putti disporting themselves in the clouds

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    Estimate

    Attributed to Niccolo dell' Abbate (Modena circa 1509-1571 Fontainebleau)
    Putti disporting themselves in the clouds
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized), oval, unframed
    5¾ x 10¼ in. (14.5 x 26 cm.); and four other drawings by various hands, including The apparition of a monastic saint during a battle, from the Circle of Giovanni Battista Castello (5)


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    Provenance

    Unidentified collector's mark (L. 2086).