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Donato Creti (Cremona 1671-1749 Bologna)
Donato Creti (Cremona 1671-1749 Bologna)
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Donato Creti (Cremona 1671-1749 Bologna)

Three studies of Saint Jerome and two separate studies of heads (recto); Study of a flower (verso)

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Donato Creti (Cremona 1671-1749 Bologna)
Three studies of Saint Jerome and two separate studies of heads (recto); Study of a flower (verso)
pen and brown ink (recto); black chalk, pen and brown ink (verso), watermark armorial
10 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (26.5 x 19.5 cm)
Provenance
Dr. Benno Geiger (1882-1965); his anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 7-10 December 1920, lot 156 (as Guido Reni).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 10 December 1991, lot 156.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 10 July 2001, lot 72.
with Yvonne Tan Bunzl, 2003 (Master Drawings, no. 8, ill.).
Literature
L. Planiczig and H. Voss, Drawings of Old Masters from the Collection of Dr. Benno Geiger, Vienna, 1920, pl. 33 (as Guido Reni).
V. Birke, 'Neue Zeichnungen Donato Cretis', Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte, XXXII, 1979, p. 55, note 58.
M. Riccòmini, Donato Creti, le opera su carta. Catalogo ragionato, Turin, 2012, no. 81.1 (the verso ascribed to another later hand).

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