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Ubaldo Gandolfi (1728-1781)
Ubaldo Gandolfi (1728-1781)

The Baptist preaching in the wilderness

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Ubaldo Gandolfi (1728-1781)
The Baptist preaching in the wilderness
numbered '33', on a label laid down on the mount
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
268 x 187 mm.

Lot Essay

Possibly connected to an altarpiece depicting the Baptist in the parish church of Dosso near Cento, commissioned in 1780, P. Bagni, I Gandolfi, Milan, 1992, p. 201, no. 187. A study for the picture, closer to the final composition than the present lot, is in the church at Dosso, P. Bagni, no. 188.
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