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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    Giovanni Battista Naldini (Fiesole c. 1537-1591 Florence)

    Lorenzo de Medici, after Michelangelo

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Giovanni Battista Naldini (Fiesole c. 1537-1591 Florence)
    Lorenzo de Medici, after Michelangelo
    black and red chalk on brown prepared paper
    11 x 6 7/8 in. (276 x 173 mm.)


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    After Michelangelo's marble sculpture of Lorenzo de Medici (1449-1492) carved in the late 1520s for the Medici Chapel in San Lorenzo, Florence. Naldini made several drawings after Michelangelo's sculpture, including another in black and red chalk in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. 378; see Rosenberg, nos. NZ 327-342 for all drawings by Naldini after sculpture in the Medici Chapel).

    Provenance

    Sir Joshua Reynolds (L. 2364).
    W. Mayor (L. 2799).
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 November 1974, lot 17.


    Literature

    R. Rosenberg, Beschreibungen und Nachzeichnungen der Skulpturen Michalengelos, Munich, 2000, p. 239, no. NZ 342.