• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 310

    Bernardo Castello (Genoa 1557-1629)

    Design for pendentives: the Evangelists Saint John and Saint Luke

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    Bernardo Castello (Genoa 1557-1629)
    Design for pendentives: the Evangelists Saint John and Saint Luke
    with old attribution 'Lazaro Tavarone' (on the mount) and with number '19942' (on the verso)
    pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper
    7¼ x 9¼ in. (18.5 x 23.5 cm.)


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    The present sheet, which is probably a design for a wall decoration, is closely comparable to two other drawings by Castello, each showing two seated figures: Two Kings of Judah: Josiah and Hezekiah, in the Art Institute of Chicago (inv. 1922.5681) and Two prophets: Ezekial and Daniel, in the Museo Nazionale, Palermo. A variant of the present drawing, again showing Saints John and Luke in pendentives, is in the Kunsthalle in Bremen (inv. 37/166).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 April 1996, lot 112.
    with Colnaghi, London.


    Exhibited

    Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, For the Love of Drawing: Drawings from an Oxfordshire Private Collection, 2002, unnumbered.