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Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN LOOKING DOWN
Estimate
4,0006,000
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18
Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN LOOKING DOWN
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino
ARPINO 1568 - 1640 ROME
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN LOOKING DOWN
Black and red chalk, with traces of white chalk on grey paper
352 by 246 mm
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Catalogue Note

The simplification of forms that characterizes this large head study is very typical of the late drawings of Cavalier d'Arpino, and Marco Simone Bolzoni has kindly suggested a dating to the second half of 1630s.  The indication of a large halo behind the head, and possibly of a book in the lower light corner, suggest that the drawing must have been made as a study for the figure of a Saint or Evangelist.

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