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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    Roman School, early 18th Century

    Four grotesque animals and a fragmentary study of a draped figure

    Price Realised  

    Roman School, early 18th Century
    Four grotesque animals and a fragmentary study of a draped figure
    red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (partly oxidized), on brown prepared paper
    6 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (155 x 250 mm.)


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    A copy of the recto is in an album of drawings by Carlo Marchionni (1702-86) in the Louvre (inv. RF 42342). Marchionni, who produced many caricatures also had an important collection of prints and drawings (see B. Ledru, 'Carlo Marchionni (1702-1786): deux albums de dessins acquis par le départment des arts graphiques du Louvre', Revue du Louvre, 1993, 43, no. 3, pp. 28-40).
    Attributions to Carlo Maratta and Pier Leone Ghezzi have also been suggested.