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Maso Finiguerra (Florence 1426-1464)
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Maso Finiguerra (Florence 1426-1464)

A man carrying a large bunch of grapes: the Return from Canaan (recto); A rearing horse (verso)

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Maso Finiguerra (Florence 1426-1464)
A man carrying a large bunch of grapes: the Return from Canaan (recto); A rearing horse (verso)
traces of black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
7 1/8 x 4 ¾ in. (18.1 x 12.1 cm)
Provenance
Pelli-Fabbroni Collection, Florence.
Leo Planiscig (acquired in 1946, according to Melli, see literature).
De Sanctis Collection; W. Kundig, Geneva, 22 November 1947, lot 9 (as Alessio Baldovinetti).
Ulrico Hoepli, from whom acquired in 1947 by Martin Bodmer;
Foundation Martin Bodmer, Coligny; Christie's, New York, 23 January 2002, lot 143, where acquired by Robert Landolt.
Literature
B. Degenhart and A. Schmitt, Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen, 1300-1450, I, Süd und Mittelitalien, Berlin, 1968, II, pp. 612, 617 and 621, figs. 951 and 952, (as Florence circa 1460-1470, from the ‘Finiguerra Group’).
L. Melli, Maso Finiguerra. I disegni, Florence, 1995, no. 131, pp. 194 and 195, figs. 147 and 148 (as Maso Finiguerra).
F. Grisolia, 'Per Maso Finiguerra. Sulle tracce di un ''libretto in quarto di disegni''', Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, LX, 2018, no. 2, fig. 21-22, p. 308.
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Please note that there is additional literature for this lot which is not stated in the printed catalogue:
F. Grisolia, 'Per Maso Finiguerra. Sulle tracce di un ''libretto in quarto di disegni''', Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, LX, 2018, no. 2, figs. 21-22, p. 308.

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This drawing can be compared with a sheet showing two pilgrims in the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome (Melli, op. cit., no. 152, fig. 168).

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