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Gaetano Gandolfi
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Gaetano Gandolfi
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Gaetano Gandolfi
SAN MATTEO DELLA DECIMA NEAR BOLOGNA 1734 - 1802 BOLOGNA
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Nota a catalogo

A fully developed compositional study in red chalk, rare in Gaetano's corpus of drawings, the present sheet does not seem to be preparatory for any known painted work.  The degree of finish suggests that it may have served as a presentation drawing, or been executed as a work of art in his own right.  The artist's finished studies in red chalk of this type seem generally to date from the 1770s; see for instance the large compositional study of The Marriage at Cana, in the National Gallery of Canada, executed in the same media as the present sheet, which is a preparatory study for Gaetano's painting, signed and dated 1775, in the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.1  Mimi Cazort rightly observed that the latter was 'a pivotal work, as it marked the end of Gaetano's flirtation with the crowded compositions and mannered gestures of the French Rococo.' 
The present sheet, with its well balanced composition, is already hinting toward neoclassicism, and could date from the 1780s.

1 Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, inv. no. 5582; M. Cazort, Bella Pittura, The Art of the Gandolfi, exhib. cat., Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 1993, p. 89, no. 75, reproduced

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