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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    Jacopo da Ponte, Il Bassano (Bassano del Grappa circa 1510-1592)

    A woman on a horse

    Price Realised  

    Jacopo da Ponte, Il Bassano (Bassano del Grappa circa 1510-1592)
    A woman on a horse
    with inscription 'Bassano' (verso)
    black chalk
    5¼ x 4¼ in. (133 x 106 mm.)


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    A study for the figure of Sarah on horseback in Abraham's journey, a composition known in many painted versions. The best is usually recognized to be that executed circa 1576-77 and now in Berlin Gemäldegalerie (see Jacopo Bassano c. 1510-1592, exhib. cat., Bassano del Grappa, Museo Civico and Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, 1992-3, no. 60). Of all the versions known, it is the only one which is signed by both Jacopo and Francesco.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 23 November 1971, lot 23.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 December 1982, lot 153 (to M. Cope).
    Professor Maurice Cope, Delaware.