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Biagio Pupini
DESIGN FOR AN ALTARPIECE: THE RESURRECTED CHRIST ABOVE THE MADONNA AND THE APOSTLES
Estimate
20,00030,000
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122
Biagio Pupini
DESIGN FOR AN ALTARPIECE: THE RESURRECTED CHRIST ABOVE THE MADONNA AND THE APOSTLES
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Biagio Pupini
ACTIVE BOLOGNA CIRCA 1511 - 1575
DESIGN FOR AN ALTARPIECE: THE RESURRECTED CHRIST ABOVE THE MADONNA AND THE APOSTLES
Pen and brown ink and point of the brush and gray wash, heightened with white, on gray-green paper;
bears Sagredo's inventory number in pen and brown ink on the backing sheet: S. F. n:o 28
347 by 240 mm; 13 5/8  by 9½ in
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Provenance

Doge Nicolò Sagredo, Venice, by circa 1654;
his brother, Stefano Sagredo, Venice;
his nephew, Zaccaria Sagredo, Venice;
his wife, Cecilia Sagredo, until sold, circa 1743

Catalogue Note

Very characteristic of the graphic style of the artist Biagio Pupini, whose activity is mainly documented in Bologna, this drawing is executed with the point of the brush and reinforced by a wiry pen work, nervous and animated, complemented by an abundant use of white heightening, which seems to derive from his knowledge of works on paper by Polidoro da Caravaggio (c.1500- c.1536), whose style he could have studied during a presumed Roman sojourn. This fairly finished sheet, must have been executed in preparation for a painted work, and not just as an independent exercise. 

Pupini's drawings have often been wrongly attributed to Polidoro da Caravaggio, whose graphic style he greatly admired, making numerous copies especially after the monochrome façade paintings, done by Polidoro to adorn many of the palaces of Rome. 

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

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New York