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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 572

    Pier Leone Ghezzi (Rome 1674-1755)

    Caricature of Père Conti of the French Mission in Rome

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Pier Leone Ghezzi (Rome 1674-1755)
    Caricature of Père Conti of the French Mission in Rome
    with inscription 'Le P. Conty' (on the mount)
    pen and brown ink
    4½ x 4 in. (11.2 x 10.2 cm.), unframed


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    Ghezzi drew at least three other caricatures of Antonio Schinella Conti (1677-1749), also called l'abbé Conti. Two are dated 1722 and the third, which shows him full length in the same pose as in the present drawing, was sold at Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1979, lot 59, and is now in the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC (80.23.1).

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    Provenance

    J. Scholz, by whom presented as a gift to
    H. de Marignane (L. Suppl. 1343a), from whom acquired by the present owner.