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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    Vincenzo Dandini (Florence 1607-1675)

    Two putti with trumpets, a river god, a mute swan and a sleeping dog (recto), A nymph scattering petals (verso)

    Price Realised  

    Vincenzo Dandini (Florence 1607-1675)
    Two putti with trumpets, a river god, a mute swan and a sleeping dog (recto), A nymph scattering petals (verso)
    with inscription 'Vincenzo Dandini' on the mount
    red chalk, watermark bird inscribed in a circle surmounted by a star
    7¼ x 10¼ in. (184 x 260 mm.)


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    The figures on the recto and verso are after details in Nicolas Poussin's painting Cephalus and Aurora, now at Hovingham Hall (see R. Verdi, Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665, exhib. cat., London, Royal Academy, 1995, no. 1, pl. 1). The two putti in the drawing are above the chariot in the upper left corner of the painting, the river god is in the center, and the swan and dog are at the lower left and lower center of the canvas, respectively.
    Poussin's painting is thought to have been in the collection of a relative of the Roman collector and antiquarian, Cassiano dal Pozzo, whom Dandini would have known through his association with Pietro da Cortona.

    Provenance

    Stichting Collectie P. en N. de Boer; Christie's, London, 4 July 1995, lot 56, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA (LOTS 21, 27, 46, 90 AND 98)