22 January 2003
Giacomo Cavedone (Sassuolo 1577-1660 Bologna)
The Conversion of Constantine
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white, on brown paper
10¾ x 9¼ in. (273 x 234 mm.)
A.-J. Dezallier d'Argenville, with associated paraphe and attribution 'Cavedone.'.
Chevalier Destouches (L. 669), with his mount with inscription 'Jaco. CAVEDONE Bonon. Ex Collect. ol. D. Dargenville nunc D. Equ. Destouches.'.
Charles-Paul-Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Comte de Saint-Morys, his inscription 'Ecole Lombarde' on the mount (Labbé and Bicart-Sée, Saint-Morys, Paris, 1987, no. 156).
Van Parijs (L. 2531), with associated number '71'; Müller, Amsterdam, 11-12 January 1878, lot 30.
R.W.P. de Vries (L. 2786a).
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 23 March 1982, lot 34.
with Katrin Bellinger, 1998.
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J. Labbé and L. Bicart-Sée, La collection de dessins d'Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, Paris, 1996, p. 194.
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