Giovanni Battista Foggini (Florence 1652-1725)
Property from an American Collection
Giovanni Battista Foggini (Florence 1652-1725)

Horse seen from the rear, after Antonio Tempesta

Details
Giovanni Battista Foggini (Florence 1652-1725)
Horse seen from the rear, after Antonio Tempesta
signed in pen and ink 'Gio Ba: Foggini F.' (lower right) and numbered in graphite '10' (lower left)
black chalk, gray wash
7 ½ x 9 ¾ in. (19.5 x 25 cm)
Provenance
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), New York;
Christie's, New York, 23-26 April 1996, lot 723.

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Lot Essay

The Florentine sculptor Foggini was an avid collector of Tempesta's engravings and in 1697 had 229 of them bound in a volume by his trusted librarian Jacopo Carlieri. The artist used these prints as a source of inspiration for his work and often copied them as an excerise. The present sheet is one of a group of finished drawings depicting in reverse Tempesta's celebrated suite of horses from different lands (ca. 1590), including one in The Cleveland Museum of Art (inv. 1973.34) and two in a private collection. We are grateful to Kira d'Alburquerque Porte for her assistance in cataloguing the present drawing.
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