27 September 2016,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 2,750
Cristofano Allori (Florence 1577-1621)
A man wearing a hat and a hooded cloak, seen from behind
with inscriptions '15 Febbraio 1741 [?] […]/ Ritratto del Sig. Cristofano Bronzino/ fattori da se medesimo./ Ritratto di Cristofano Allori (recto); 'ii di [faded] Cristofano Bronzino' (verso) (on a piece of paper which has been separated from the drawing)
red chalk, unframed
11 x 7 1/8 in. (28 x 18.2 cm.)
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According to the old inscription on a separate piece of paper this is a portrait of Cristofano Allori. Miles Chappell accepts the attribution to Allori, but we cannot be sure that it is a self-portrait of the artist.
M.L. Chappell, Cristofano Allori: 1577-1621, exhib. cat., Florence, Palazzo Pitti, 1984, pp. 11-3, fig. 3 (as Cristofano Allori?).
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