London, South Kensington
8 December 2011
Antonio Balestra (Verona 1666-1740)
A young shepherd shielding his face (recto); Study of a head in profile (verso)
with number '34'
red and white chalk, watermark three crescents, upper right corner made up, unframed
10¼ x 16½ in. (26 x 41.8 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Dorotheum, Vienna, 3-4 June 1938, lot 15.
R.S. Joseph; Christie's, New York, 14 January 1986, lot 70.
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Vancouver, Art Gallery, and other locations, 18th Century Venetian Art in Canadian Collections, 1989-90, no. 34.
A study for a figure on the left of The Adoration of the Shepherds in the Church of SS. Simone e Taddeo, Borca di Cadore (L. Ghio and E. Baccheschi, Antonio Balestra, Bergamo, 1989, no. 10, illustrated p. 243).
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