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114
Domenico Campagnola
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN IN PROFILE, BUST LENGTH, REPUTEDLY LUDOVICO ARIOSTO
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 28,750 USD
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114
Domenico Campagnola
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN IN PROFILE, BUST LENGTH, REPUTEDLY LUDOVICO ARIOSTO
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 28,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Domenico Campagnola
PADUA 1500 - 1564
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN IN PROFILE, BUST LENGTH, REPUTEDLY LUDOVICO ARIOSTO
Pen and brown ink;
bears old attribution in brown ink, lower left: titien. and inscription, upper centre: arioste
bears numbering in brown ink, verso: No 130
239 by 171 mm; 9½ by 6¾ in
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Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 1 July 1991, lot 120 

Catalogue Note

This drawing is closely related to the portrait portion of the frontispiece to the definitive edition of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, published in Ferrara by Francesco Rossi in 1532.  The authorship of this woodcut, which is based on a design by Titian, is not entirely clear:  its elaborate decorative border bears the signature of Francesco da Nanto, but it seems that this border actually predates the portrait itself, which was engraved by another hand and inserted somewhat later.1 

1. See M. Muraro and D. Rosand, Tiziano e la Silografia Veneziana del Cinquecento, exhib. cat., Venice 1976, p. 177, fig. 89, and H.E. Wethey, Titian and his drawings, Princeton 1987, p. 12.

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York