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    Sale 7605

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    8 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    Giovanni Antonio Licinio, Il Pordenone (Pordenone 1483-1539 Ferrara)

    Study of the Christ Child suckling (recto); Studies of nude legs and a hand (verso)

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Antonio Licinio, Il Pordenone (Pordenone 1483-1539 Ferrara)
    Study of the Christ Child suckling (recto); Studies of nude legs and a hand (verso)
    with indistinct inscription
    red chalk with stylus indications (recto); red and black chalk (verso)
    4¾ x 3¾ in. (120 x 97 mm.)


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    The attribution to Pordenone was proposed by Roger Rearick. The drawing was most likely cut from the same sheet as a series of studies for a Holy Family composition that are in the Ambrosiana in Milan (C.E. Cohen, The drawings of Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone, Florence, 1980, p. 98, nos. 39-41). While not connected to a specific painted work by the artist, the study of legs on the verso bears some similarities to the central figure in his Crucifixion, 1520-2, in the Duomo, Cremona (C.E. Cohen, The art of Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone. Between dialect and language, Cambridge, 1996, no. 33, fig. 232).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 5 July 2000, lot 9 (as Florentine School, 16th Century).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A CHARITABLE TRUST, FROM THE COLLECTION OF JAK KATALAN (LOTS 4, 7 AND 18)