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    Sale 7605

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    8 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    Donato Creti (Cremona 1671-1749 Bologna)

    A youth, bust-length, wearing a ruff

    Price Realised  

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    Donato Creti (Cremona 1671-1749 Bologna)
    A youth, bust-length, wearing a ruff
    with inscriptions 'Creti originale' and 'Palaferniere 60' (verso)
    black and white chalk, watermarks encircled scales and circle (twice)
    14¾ x 9 in. (374 x 228 mm.)


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    Another chalk drawing of the head of a youth was sold at Christie's, New York, 10 January 1990, lot 66. The degree of similarity between the sitters indicates that the artist most likely used the same model, one that reappears in a pen and ink drawing of six head studies sold in these Rooms, 4 July 2006, lot 31.

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