24 January 2001
Isidoro Bianchi (1581-1662)
Job tormented by his wife
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white on grey-blue paper, the margins extended, oval
9¼ x 75/8 in. (236 x 194 mm.)
An 18th Century French collector with mount and inscriptions 'Francesco Brizio' and 'Ecole Lombarde Francesco Brizio tres rare job tourmenté par Sa femme du cabinet pelletan francesco Brizio tres rare n°56'.
M. de Bourguignon de Fabregoules.
Fleury-Hérard (L. 1015) with associated number '96'; Paris, 13-15 May 1861, lot 60 (3.25 FF).
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Comparable in handling and figure types to drawings by Bianchi reproduced in M. de Angelis, Isidoro Bianchi, Bergamo, 1993, nos. 1-4, figs. 168-174.
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