10 July 2001
Bartolommeo Passarotti (1529-1592)
Study of a nude in profile to the right, with a subsidiary study of the same and of the leg
with inscriptions 'Bartolomeo Passarotti' on the mount and '21' and '266' (recto)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, lightly squared in black chalk, watermark twice-encircled device
417 x 272 mm.
A dealer's price code, a cross in a circle in chalk.
Anon. sale, Christie's Monaco, 30 June 1995, lot 4.
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Similar drawings are at Christ Church, Oxford (J. Byam Shaw, Drawings by Old Masters at Christ Church, Oxford, Oxford, 1976, no. 894, pl. 543) and sold in these Rooms 13 December 1985, lot 237. Corinna Höper kindly confirmed the attribution.
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