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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1570-1625 Milan)

    Saint Cecilia and a male nude (recto), Studies of male nudes (verso)

    Price Realised  

    Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1570-1625 Milan)
    Saint Cecilia and a male nude (recto), Studies of male nudes (verso)
    with inscription '26 G.C Procaccin' (cut)
    black and red chalk (recto), black chalk, pen and brown ink (verso)
    6 5/8 x 7 in. (170 x 177 mm.)


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    Ward Neilson dates the drawing to the 1620s and compares the figure of Saint Cecilia to one in a sheet at the Albertina, Vienna (Ward Neilson, op. cit, pp. 98-9, no. 154, p. 217, fig. 141). The present sheet is typical of Procaccini's working method with its three sketches of different subjects each treated in a different technique: red chalk for Saint Cecilia, black chalk for the male torso and pen and brown ink for the studies on the verso.

    Provenance

    G. Vallardi (L. 1223), with associated red chalk inventory number 'G214' (?).
    C. Prayer (L. 2044).
    Juan and Felix Bernasconi; Christie's, London, 1 April 1987, lot 57.
    With William Gwynn, Amsterdam.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 2 July 1990, lot 23, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. JERROLD AND MRS. JACKIE ZIFF (LOTS 3, 8, 13, 20 AND 22)


    Literature

    N. Ward Neilson, Giulio Cesare Procaccini: disegnatore, Busto Arsizio, 2004, p. 49, no. 34.


    Exhibited

    Urbana-Champaign, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, The Ziff Collection of Old Master and Nineteenth Century Drawings, 1999, no. 13.