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Mattia Bortoloni (San Bellino di Rovigo 1696-1750 Bergamo)
Property from the Eric H.L. Sexton Trust (lots 37 and 63)
Mattia Bortoloni (San Bellino di Rovigo 1696-1750 Bergamo)

The Last Supper

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Mattia Bortoloni (San Bellino di Rovigo 1696-1750 Bergamo)
The Last Supper
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, in an inscribed shape, watermark B
6 x 10 5/8 in. (152 x 269 mm.)
Provenance
The Reliable Venetian collector (L.3005d), with associated attribution 'Matteo Bortoloni Veneziano'. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Springell; Sotheby's, London, 28 June 1962, lot 38.
Exhibited
Venice, Cini Foundation, Disegni di una collezione veneziana del Settecento, 1966, no. 158.

Lot Essay

The inscription on the bottom of this drawing belongs to an unidentified collector known as the Reliable Venetian Hand, because many of the attributions he gave to his drawings, especially those of the 17th and 18th Centuries are still generally accepted today.

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