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Giovanni Baglione (Rome 1571-1644)
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Giovanni Baglione (Rome 1571-1644)

The Circumcision

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Giovanni Baglione (Rome 1571-1644)
The Circumcision
with illegible inscription (verso)
red chalk, pen and brown ink, fragmentary watermark device, minor losses
5 5/8 x 4¼ in. (142 x 108 mm.)
Provenance
The Double-Numbering Collector, with his numbers '34. trentaquattro.'.
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Lot Essay

The searching, wiry line of this drawing can be compared to a study now in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, made in preparation for Baglione's fresco Birth of the Virgin painted in the apse of S. Maria dell'Orto, Rome, and completed in 1598 (M. Smith O'Neil, 'Cavaliere Giovanni Baglione: "Il Modo Eccellente di Disegnare"', Master Drawings, XXXVI (1998), p. 367, fig. 14).

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