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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 519

    Giulio Campi (Cremona 1502-1573)

    A putto carrying a basket of fruit

    Price Realised  

    Giulio Campi (Cremona 1502-1573)
    A putto carrying a basket of fruit
    with inscription 'Parmigiano'
    red chalk, heightened with white (partially oxidized), squared in black chalk
    7 x 4 in. (17.8 x 10.2 cm.), unframed


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    A preparatory study for Campi's frescoes in S. Sigismondo, Cremona. A putto in the same pose appears in the decorative border beside the fresco depicting Saint Augustine, on the right-hand side of the transept (B. Berenson, Italian pictures of the Renaissance, London, 1967-8, III, 'Central Italian and North Italian Schools', fig. 1953).

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    Provenance

    with Trinity Fine Art, Paris, Salon du Dessin, Dessins Anciens de l'Ecole Lombarde, 2001, no. 7.