Lot 45
  • 45

Ubaldo Gandolfi

10,000 - 15,000 USD
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  • Ubaldo Gandolfi
  • Endymion asleep
  • Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk, within brown ink framing lines;
    bears old attribution, upper centre: Ubaldo Gandolfi and an old numbering on the album page, upper centre: 16
    bears a further old attribution and numbering to the album page, verso: Ubaldo Gandolfi / 3


Sale, Milan, Finarte, 24 November 1983, lot 50,
purchased by a European private collector,
by inheritance to the present owner


P. Bagni, I Gandolfi, Affreschi, Dipinti, Bozzetti, Disegni, Bologna 1992, p. 121, no. 109, reproduced

Catalogue Note

Though the pose of the sleeping Endymion in the present work can be closely compared to that of the same figure in a painting by Ubaldo,1 Prisco Bagni thought that it was in fact created for purely artistic purposes, rather than being a preparatory study for the painting, dating the drawing to the early 1770s.

1. Bagni, op. cit., p. 120, no. 108, reproduced