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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    Domenico Maria Canuti (Bologna 1620-1684)

    Rinaldo bids farewell to Armida

    Price Realised  

    Domenico Maria Canuti (Bologna 1620-1684)
    Rinaldo bids farewell to Armida
    red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
    7½ x 10¼ (190 x 260 mm.)


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    The fluent pen work, wash and exaggerated foreshortening of the present drawing are characteristic of Canuti and can be compared to a number of sheets including one in the Louvre of A battle scene (inv. 12351). Another almost identical drawing of Rinaldo and Armida is also in the Louvre (inv. 12351), suggesting that Canuti may have worked on a series of drawings for Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata.

    Provenance

    An unidentified collectors mark crest.