CESARE FRANCHI, dit IL POLLINO (PERUGIA CIRCA 1555-1630 ROME)
CESARE FRANCHI, dit IL POLLINO (PERUGIA CIRCA 1555-1630 ROME)
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CESARE FRANCHI, dit IL POLLINO (PERUGIA CIRCA 1555-1630 ROME)

Trois puttis combattant

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CESARE FRANCHI, dit IL POLLINO (PERUGIA CIRCA 1555-1630 ROME)
Trois puttis combattant
sanguine, plume et encre brune, lavis brun
6,6 x 6,5 cm (2 3⁄4 x 2 3⁄4 in.)
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CESARE POLLINO, THREE PUTTI FIGHTING, RED CHALK, PEN AND BROWN INK, BROWN WASH
Groups of playful putti dancing are one of the most recurrent themes in Pollino’s graphic production. The three figures recall, for example, those appearing on a large sheet by the artist with a Bacchanal of putti sold at Christie’s in New York (30 January 2018, lot 12) and now in the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona in Spoleto (see S. Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, ‘Pollino: I disegni’, in Cesare Franchi detto il Pollino Miniatore (Perugia c. 1555 – 1595), Rome, 2020, pp. 58-59, ill.). Pollino is best known as a miniaturist and a draftsman, he was mostly active between Rome and Perugia following in the artistic footsteps of masters such as Federico Barocci and Federico Zuccaro.

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Connu comme miniaturiste et dessinateur, Pollino était surtout actif entre Rome et Pérouse, suivant les traces artistiques de maîtres tels que Federico Barocci et Federico Zuccaro. Les groupes de putti enjoués qui dansent sont l'un des thèmes les plus récurrents de la production graphique de Pollino. Les trois figures rappellent, par exemple, celles qui apparaissent sur une Bacchanale de putti vendue chez Christie's à New York (30 janvier 2018, lot 12) et qui se trouve actuellement à la Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona à Spoleto (S. Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, 'Pollino : I disegni', in Cesare Franchi detto il Pollino Miniatore (Perugia 1555 circa - 1595), Rome, 2020, pp. 58-59, ill.).

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