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Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano
RECTO: STUDIES OF A HAND HOLDING A STAFF, TWO STUDIES OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG MAN AND A WOMAN IN PROFILE VERSO: STUDIES OF A YOUNG BOY, WITH SUBSIDIARY STUDIES OF TWO HANDS
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano
RECTO: STUDIES OF A HAND HOLDING A STAFF, TWO STUDIES OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG MAN AND A WOMAN IN PROFILE VERSO: STUDIES OF A YOUNG BOY, WITH SUBSIDIARY STUDIES OF TWO HANDS
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano
VOLTERRA 1611 - 1689 FLORENCE
RECTO: STUDIES OF A HAND HOLDING A STAFF, TWO STUDIES OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG MAN AND A WOMAN IN PROFILE VERSO: STUDIES OF A YOUNG BOY, WITH SUBSIDIARY STUDIES OF TWO HANDS
Black chalk heightened with white chalk on grey paper (recto and verso)
268 by 410 mm
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Catalogue Note

This double sided sheet of studies is typical of Volterrano's working method.  The artist made countless series of drawings in preparation for his works; these range from compositional sketches, rapidly laid down, through studies of single figures, or, as here, details scattered on the sheets, to final modelli
We have been unable to relate these different studies to any of Volterrano's known works.  From the time of the frescoes in the courtyard of the Villa Petraia, a work commissioned in 1636 by Don Lorenzo de' Medici, the artist's graphic style remained rather consistent, and it is therefore not easy to date drawings by him that are not connected with any specific project.

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