4 July 2006
Stefano della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)
A man charging his gun, turned to the right; and A man charging his gun, in profile to the left, with a subsidiary study of his hands
red chalk, fragmentary watermark grapes (1) and G heart below a cross below a crown
8¾ x 6½ in. (221 x 165 mm.)a pair (2)
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Red chalk drawings are very rare in Stefano's oeuvre. A study in pen and ink, apparently of the same musketeer, was sold in these Rooms on 5 July 2005, lot 71.
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