17 December 1998
Carletto Caliari (1570-1596)
The Baptism of Christ
black chalk, grey wash heightened with white on blue paper
540 x 365 mm.
The Sagredo-Borghese album (L. 2103a), with related inscription 'Carletto Caliari'.
Anon. sale, Christie's Monaco, 2 July 1993, lot 22 (66,000 FF).
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