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Cesare Mariani* (Italian, 1826-1901)
Cesare Mariani* (Italian, 1826-1901)

Studies of a reclining female Nude, seen from the back

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Cesare Mariani* (Italian, 1826-1901)
Studies of a reclining female Nude, seen from the back
signed 'Cesare Mariani'
black and white chalk on blue paper
13 x 17 in. (300 x 435 mm.)
Provenance
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome.
Reverend Father Francis Agius, Inwood, Long Island.
With Shepherd Gallery, New York, Italian Drawings and Watercolors: An Album, 1976, no. 101, pl. 34.
Exhibited
Washington, National Gallery of Art and elsewhere, Italian Drawings 1780-1890, 1980, p. 168, no. 67, illustrated.

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Mariani was a pupil of Tommaso Minardi and Giovanni Silvagni in Rome. He worked primarily as a fresco painter and was well known for his studies after life. Mariani worked chiefly in Rome, executing many frescoes of religious subjects for Roman churches, including scenes of the martyrdom of Saint Stephen in San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Rome.
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