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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    Pier Leone Ghezzi (Rome 1674-1755)

    Self Portrait

    Price Realised  

    Pier Leone Ghezzi (Rome 1674-1755)
    Self Portrait
    inscribed 'Cav: Ghezzi fecit in Roma nel 1722'
    pen and brown ink, in an elaborately inscribed oval, watermark Orfini arms below M
    14½ x 10½ in. (369 x 267 mm.)


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    Several self-portaits by Ghezzi are known, including one executed in 1702 and now in the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Collection at the Pierpont Morgan Library (B. Hainley, Fantasy and Reality, exhib. cat., New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995, p. 23, no. 31). This drawing shows the artist at the age of 48 when he was at the height of his career.