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Alessandro Turchi, called l'Orbetto
A MALE ACADEMY
Estimate
1,4001,600
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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40
Alessandro Turchi, called l'Orbetto
A MALE ACADEMY
Estimate
1,4001,600
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Alessandro Turchi, called l'Orbetto
VERONA 1578 - 1649 ROME
A MALE ACADEMY
Black chalk and charcoal heightened with white chalk;
bears old attribution in pen and brown ink: Alessandro Turchi/detto l'orbetto veronese
435 by 225 mm
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Catalogue Note

This drawing, executed mostly with charcoal, is a wonderful example of Turchi's use of this technique, the majority of his surviving studies being in pen and ink.  It also demonstrates the artist's interest for drawing from the model.  Turchi and Ottino frequented the Academy of Felice Brusasorzi (circa 1539-1605) in Verona, and the biographer Bartolomeo Dal Pozzo wrote when recording the artist's early career:'..altro diletto non haveva, che far col lapis, e col carbone per li muri, e su le carte disegni di figure.' (no other pleasure he had, than making figure studies with the chalk, and charcoal on the walls and on paper).1   

1. B. Dal Pozzo, Le Vite de' Pittori, de gli Scultori, et Architetti Veronesi, Verona 1718, p. 164

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