5 July 2005
Luca Giordano (Naples 1632-1705)
A female figure crowned with laurels, a throne decorated with a griffin to the right
inscribed (?) 'Il favorisca Venire in casa del Sigr Conte Piatti, Sta di Casa alla Scalza di Santa Teresa al Studie.'(verso)
red chalk on red prepared paper, the right margin irregular
17½ x 12¾ in. (445 x 325 mm.)
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G. Scavizzi, 'New Drawings by Luca Giordano', Master Drawings, 1999, 2, p. 132, no. 5.
Giuseppe Scavizzi dates the present drawing to 1650-55 (loc. cit.). Other drawings in the same technique are illustrated in his article, while yet another was sold in these Rooms, 4 July 1999, lot 58.
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