Lot 41
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Francesco Allegrini Cantiano (?) 1615/20 - after 1679 Gubbio (?)

4,500 - 6,500 GBP
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  • Francesco Allegrini
  • six separate figure studies of different subjects, on an old mount
  • five sheets bear old numbers in pen and ink in the right corners
  • each pen and brown ink

Catalogue Note

The style and scale of these six studies is very characteristic of the artist. The presentation on a large mount, assembled probably in the late 18th or early 19th century, permits a better appreciation of the drawings.  Francesco Allegrini was a prolific draughtsman and numbers of his drawings are preserved in public collections.  A sizeable group, seventy-three drawings, is in the Metropolitan Museumof Art, New York1, and another is in Edinburgh.2  An album of his drawings, said to come from the Odescalchi collection, was sold, London, Christie's, 20 March 1973, lot 65. 

1. See Jacob Bean, 17th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1979, p. 16

2. K. Andrews, National Gallery of Scotland. Catalogue of Italian Drawings, Cambridge 1968, reproduced figs. 12-84