87
87

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bartolomeo Pinelli
A STANDING PEASANT MAN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
87

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bartolomeo Pinelli
A STANDING PEASANT MAN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Bartolomeo Pinelli
ROME 1781-1835
A STANDING PEASANT MAN
Black chalk;
signed and dated in black chalk, lower right: Pinelli fece Roma 1823 / in un ora e mezza
530 by 350 mm
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Provenance

Frederick J. Cummings, Detroit;
Private Collection

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Art; San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Italian Drawings 1780-1890, 1980-81, no. 30

Literature

R. Olson, 'Italian Drawings', Connoisseur, May 1980, p. 62, reproduced p. 65, fig. 7

Catalogue Note

As the inscription indicates, Pinelli drew this impressive portrait of a rustic peasant from life in only an hour and a half, yet, as pointed out by Olson, manages to translate his "respect for the common man and empathy with his model" into the present work through "the strength and calm dignity of the peasant".1

This sheet and lot 89 can both be compared in their technique and sentiment to a similar drawing by Pinelli of a Seated Woman2 in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. All three of these drawings date between 1818 and 1823 and evidently mark a particularly prodigious period in the artist's career.

1. R. Olson, exhib. cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, et al, 1980-81, op. cit., p. 94

2. H. Macandrew, Catalogue of... Drawings, vol. III, Italian Schools: Supplement, Oxford 1980, pp. 193-94, under no. 1113 A, pl. XCIX

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