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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Aureliano Milani
AN ANGEL PLAYING A TRUMPET
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Aureliano Milani
AN ANGEL PLAYING A TRUMPET
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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Aureliano Milani
BOLOGNA 1675 - 1749
AN ANGEL PLAYING A TRUMPET
Black and red chalk heightened with white chalk on pinkish-brown prepared paper;
bears numbering in pen and brown ink, verso:  ?69?
270 by 385 mm
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Exhibited

Rennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, L'Oeil et la Passion 2, Dessins baroques Italiens dans les collections privées françaises, 2015, no. 17 (catalogue entry by Guillaume Kazerouni)

Catalogue Note

This lively and animated study is preparatory for the angel playing the trumpet in the upper section of Aureliano Milani's painting, Saint Jerome and the blessed Ghislieri, executed in 1718 for the church of Santa Maria della Vita in Bologna (fig. 1).  Commissioned by the powerful and prestigious Ghislieri family, the painting is among the most important works of Milani's early career.

As well as demonstrating Milani's competence as a draughtsman, this highly expressive study shows his debt to the Carracci.  The choice of media, applied to prepared paper, makes this a rather painterly composition in terms of its aesthetic and highlights Milani's skill in rendering a naturalistic figure study.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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