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Angels and putti making music in the clouds: design for a vault

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: Angels and putti making music in the clouds: design for a vault
  • Artist: Lucio Massari
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 51 x 40.3 cm.
  • Format (in): 20 1/8 x 15¾ in.
  • Material:
  • Last Sale price: 6 250,00
  • Last Sale date:
Angels and putti making music in the clouds: design for a vault

Description

Lucio Massari (Bologna 1569-1633) Angels and putti making music in the clouds: design for a vault with inscription ‘Lodovico Carracci del/d’après la couppole/Peinte/d’Antonio da Coreggio f.’ black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white (partly oxidized) on brown prepared paper in an inscribed lunette, watermark kneeling angel in a cartouche 20 1/8 x 15¾ in. (51 x 40.3 cm.)
An unidentified collector’s mark (L.2501c). Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 10 January 1990, lot 43.
Comparable to a drawing formerly with Kate Ganz (see Master Drawings 1500-1900 , 7, 1989, no. 7). The attribution of the Ganz drawing was proposed by Aidan Weston-Lewis and confirmed by Dr. Catherine Johnston. Dr. Babette Bohn confirmed the attribution of the present drawing to Massari when it appeared at auction in 1990.

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