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Italian School, 17th Century

Studies of putti and other figures and a landscape with a herdsman

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Italian School, 17th Century
Studies of putti and other figures and a landscape with a herdsman
with graphite inscription ‘No. 30’ and ‘Simone CANTARINI da Pesaro’ (by A.E. Popham, transcribing an attribution by Skippe (now erased) (on the mount)
pen and brown ink
14 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (35.8 x 25.2 cm)
Provenance
John Skippe (1742-1812), Upper Hall, Ledbury (on associated mount), by descent to
Edward Holland-Martin; Christie’s, London, 20-21 November 1958, lot 60b (as Simone Cantarini; to Herbert Bier).
with Herbert Bier, London.
with Kurt Meissner, Zurich, 1958 (according to the Landolt typescript catalogue), from whom acquired by Robert Landolt (L. 2223a).
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Lot Essay


Skippe gave this drawing to Simone Cantarini, called Il Pesarese (see transcription by A.E. Popham on the old mount). While the artist did produce many study sheets like the present one, the penwork is different from his.
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