11 April 2002
Francesco Salvator Fontebasso (Venice 1707-1769)
Studies of a girl's head
black chalk, watermark small harp
412 x 267 mm.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 July 1984, lot 55.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 July 1988, lot 95 (to Dreesmann). Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. B-125).
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The technique seems to show the influence of G.B. Tiepolo's early chalk drawings. Another drawing of two boys heads, of similar size and technique, was sold as lot 56 of the 1984 Christie's sale cited above.
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