15 December 2000
Vittorio Maria Bigari (1692-1776)
with inscription 'Carlo Marat' (partly cut); a study of the head and shoulders of an angel (verso)
black and white chalk on brown paper, watermark encircled CS and encircled device
294 x 215 mm.
C.R. Rudolf (L.2811b); Sotheby's, London, 19 May 1977, lot 111, as Giuseppe Marchese, il Sansone.
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A study for a putto in one of the pendentives of the cupola of the Buoncompagni Chapel in the Metropolitan Church of Saint Peter, Bologna, completed in 1730, C. Casali Pedrielli, Vittorio Maria Bigari, Bologna, 1991, no. 14, illustrated.
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