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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 537

    Bolognese School, 17th Century

    Grotesque figures in procession, and a drapery study

    Price Realised  

    Bolognese School, 17th Century
    Grotesque figures in procession, and a drapery study
    Fragmentary sketches (verso)
    pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized), red chalk, on prepared brown paper
    6 x 10 in. (15.2 x 25.4 cm.)


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    A copy after the grotesque figures is in an album of drawings by Carlo Marchionni (1702-86) in the Louvre (inv. RF 42342). Marchionni executed many caricatures but also assembled an important collection of prints and drawings (B. Ledru, 'Carlo Marchionni (1702-1786): deux albums de dessins acquis par le départment des arts graphiques du Louvre', Revue du Louvre, 43, no. 3, 1993, pp. 28-40).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 24 January 2008, lot 25.