New York, Park Avenue
30 January 1998
Giovanni Battista Gaulli, il Baciccio* (1639-1709)
A Nude seated on a Rock
red chalk, heightened with white (slightly oxidized)
6 x 21 in. (415 x 549 mm.)
J. Richardson Sen. (L. 2184), his attribution 'Cav. Bernini.' and his shelf mark 'J. 6. N. 5. Z.' (L. 2984) on the mount.
The Earl of Gainsborough, according to an inscription on the mount.
Miss Armide Opp; Christie's London, 29 June 1971, lot 3 (500gns to Colnaghi).
With P. & D. Colnaghi, London, Exhibition of Old Master Drawings,
1972, no. 29, illustrated.
Mathias Polakovits (his mark, not in Lugt).
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The attribution has been confirmed on the basis of a photograph by Dr. Ann Sutherland Harris in a letter dated 30 November 1997, pointing out the influence from the drawings of Bernini.
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