Ludovico Cardi, il Cigoli (Cigoli 1559-1613 Rome)
Ludovico Cardi, il Cigoli (Cigoli 1559-1613 Rome)

A male nude seen from the back (recto and verso)

Details
Ludovico Cardi, il Cigoli (Cigoli 1559-1613 Rome)
A male nude seen from the back (recto and verso)
with trimmed inscription 'Cigoli' and with numbers '241' and '242' (recto); with number '8' in a square (verso)
red chalk
16 3/8 x 11 in. (42.7 x 28 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11-13 December 1985, lot 195.

Lot Essay

As suggested by Miles Chappell in the 1985 catalogue this sheet may be related to a pen and ink drawing, showing a figure in similar pose and also seen from the back, offered at Christie's, London, 11-13 December 1985, lot 194. Seven drawings, including this one, were offered in 1985 (lot 193 being now in the British Museum, London; inv. 1986,0621.42), all bearing similar ink inscription 'Cigoli' as on the recto of the present drawing.

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