25 January 2005
Pier Leone Ghezzi (Communanza 1674-1755 Rome)
Caricature of the gardener at the Villa Sacchetti
with inscription 'Giardinier di Sacchetti' on a label attached to the drawing
black chalk, pen and brown ink
10½ x 7 3/8 in. (268 x 196 mm.)
An anonymous 17th Century Roman collection with inscription 'm 428'.
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Seven drawings by Ghezzi of the the Villa Sacchetti, at Castelfusano near Ostia and perhaps most famous for the frescoes by Pietro da Cortona, were in the collection of Anthony Blunt and are now in the Courtauld Institute, London (D 1984.AB.34-40).
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