Lot 11
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Ippolito Andreasi, called il Andreasino

Estimate
5,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • Ippolito Andreasi, called il Andreasino
  • An ornamental design for a doorway with a putto playing a triangle
  • Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk;
    bears numbering, in brown ink, upper right: 32

  • 419 by 235 mm; 16 1/2 by 9 1/4 in

Provenance

With Chiltern Gallery, London;
with Rafael Valls, London, 1976;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 April 1990, lot 253 (as Circle of Jacopo Ligozzi)

Catalogue Note

Andreasi, born in Mantua two years after the death of Giulio Romano, was possibly a pupil of Lorenzo Costa the Younger, one of Giulio's followers.  One of the first commissions he received was to produce a series of drawings for the famous antiquarian and goldsmith Jacopo Strada, recording the appearance and interior decoration of Giulio Romano's Palazzo Te and Palazzo Ducale, Mantua.  This series, of approximately 80 sheets, is the largest surviving group of drawings by Andreasi and it is preserved in the Kupferstichkabinett of the Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf.1

The present sheet is a study for a doorway and could perhaps relate to the designs that Andreasi completed for the decorations for the Castle at Goito.

1. R. Harprath, Ippolito Andreasi as a Draughtsman, Master Drawings, vol. XXII, no. 1, 1984, pp. 3-20, reproduced pls. 3-12

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