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Antonio Maria Viani
STUDY OF A SEATED MAN ON A CLOUD, HIS ARM OUTSTRETCHED
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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123
Antonio Maria Viani
STUDY OF A SEATED MAN ON A CLOUD, HIS ARM OUTSTRETCHED
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Antonio Maria Viani
CREMONA 1555/60 - 1629 MANTUA
STUDY OF A SEATED MAN ON A CLOUD, HIS ARM OUTSTRETCHED
Red chalk on blue paper;
bears deleted attribution in pen and brown ink, verso: C........
268 by 186 mm; 10½ by 7¼ in
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Catalogue Note

Born in Cremona, Antonio Maria Viani was a pupil of Giulio Campi.  Very little is known about the early Cremonese part of his career but the subsequent period when he worked for the Bavarian court at Munich is well documented.  In Munich he collaborated with Candid and Sustris on the decoration of the Antiquarium and the Grottenhof in the Residenz, and he married Sustris' daughter, Livia.  Later in 1592 Viani is recorded as being in Mantua, where he spent the rest of his career, working for Vicenzo I Gonzaga.

The present figure, executed in red chalk, is depicted seated in the clouds, and is most likely preparatory for one of Viani's fresco decorations.  For other similar studies in red chalk see G. Bora and M. Zlatohlavek, Il Cinquecento da Praga a Cremona, exhib.cat., Cremona, Museo Civico, 1997-98, nos. 207-211.

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

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New York