DONATO CRETI (CREMONA 1671-1749 BOLOGNA)
DONATO CRETI (CREMONA 1671-1749 BOLOGNA)
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DONATO CRETI (CREMONA 1671-1749 BOLOGNA)

Study of a draped right leg

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DONATO CRETI (CREMONA 1671-1749 BOLOGNA)
Study of a draped right leg
oil on brown prepared paper
13 1/4 x 10 in. (33.8 x 25.2 cm)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 4 July 1994, lot 88.
with Colnaghi, London (An exhibition of Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, New York and London, 1995,
no. 28, ill.).
Literature
M. Riccomini, Donato Creti, Turin, 2012, no. 24.1, ill.

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Lot Essay

A drapery study for the leg of the angel playing a harp at the lower left in the foreground of the altarpiece of the Virgin and Child in glory with Saint Ignatius Loyola in the Cathedral of San Pietro in Bologna (fig. 1). Creti completed the painting in 1736 (see A. Cera, La pittura bolognese del ‘700. Milan, 1994, no. 38, ill.).

Fig. 1. Donato Creti, Virgin and Child in glory with Saint Ignatius Loyola. San Pietro, Bologna.

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