Lot 166
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Giovanni Domenico Ferretti Florence 1692 - 1768 (?)

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  • Giovanni Domenico Ferretti
  • a bacchanale with nymphs, satyrs and putti
  • black chalk and grey wash


London, P. & D. Colnaghi, Old Master Drawings, 1984, no. 39


Francesca Baldassari, Giovanni Domenico Ferretti, Milan 2002, p. 160, reproduced p. 161, fig. 83d

Catalogue Note

Francesca Baldassari associates this drawing with a painting of a somewhat similar subject in the Gallerie Fiorentine, Florence (fig. 1).  There are significant differences in the composition, and in fact this drawing is far closer to one sold in London, Sotheby's, 2 July 1984, lot 75 and somewhat to one in the Uffizi.1  In format it is closer to one of four pastoral scenes she illustrates as fig. 80.  The technique is very characteristic of Ferretti's draughtsmanship.

1 Baldassari, op. cit., cat. nos. 83c, 83a