Antonio Gionima (Venice 1697-1732 Bologna)
Antonio Gionima (Venice 1697-1732 Bologna)

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

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Antonio Gionima (Venice 1697-1732 Bologna)
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, inscribed in pen and brown ink as a shaped cartouche
7 x 10 1/8 in. (17.7 x 25.6 cm.)
Provenance
with Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York (as Giovanni da San Giovanni).

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Lot Essay

Steinberg acquired this drawing as a work by the 17th-century Florentine artist Giovanni da San Giovanni, but the red chalk underdrawing and flourishing pen strokes seem characteristic of the work of the 18th-century Bolognese artist Antonio Gionima.
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