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Design for a fountain of Neptune in his chariot drawn by four hippocamps, flanked by nymphs and putti

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: Design for a fountain of Neptune in his chariot drawn by four hippocamps, flanked by nymphs and putti
  • Artist: Francesco Salvator Fontebasso
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 27.2 x 26.6 cm.
  • Format (in): 10¾ x 10½ in.
  • Material:
  • Last Sale price: 40 000,00
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Design for a fountain of Neptune in his chariot drawn by four hippocamps, flanked by nymphs and putti

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Francesco Salvator Fontebasso (Venice 1707-1769) Design for a fountain of Neptune in his chariot drawn by four hippocamps, flanked by nymphs and putti black and red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark bow and arrow 10¾ x 10½ in. (27.2 x 26.6 cm.)
with Colnaghi, London. with Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York.
J. Byam Shaw, ‘The drawings of Francesco Fontebasso’, Arte Veneta , 1954, p. 324, fig. 322.
Wellesley, MA, Wellesley College, Jewett Art Center, and New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, Eighteenth century Italian drawings , no. 18 (frontispiece). Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, 18th century Venetian art in Canadian collections , 1989, no. 61.
Byam Shaw was the first to publish this drawing which he considered to be an example of Tiepolo’s influence on Fontebasso’s use of pen and wash with minimal hatching.

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