150
150
Gaspare Diziani
STUDY FOR THE MARTYRDOM OF STS. FELIX AND FORTUNATUS
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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150
Gaspare Diziani
STUDY FOR THE MARTYRDOM OF STS. FELIX AND FORTUNATUS
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Gaspare Diziani
BELLUNO 1689 - 1767 VENEZIA
STUDY FOR THE MARTYRDOM OF STS. FELIX AND FORTUNATUS
Pen and dark brown ink and brown and gray wash over red chalk, within pen and brown ink framing lines, arched top;
bears old attribution in pen and ink, lower left: Seb. Ricci
376 by 285 mm; 14¾ by 11¼ in
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Catalogue Note

This grand and impressive study, characteristically executed with vigorous pen work over energetic red chalk underdrawing, is a preliminary drawing with some differences, for Diziani's painting of SS Felix and Fortunato in the cathedral at Chiogga (fig. 1), which has been dated to circa 1735. Sts Felix and Fortunatus were brothers from Vicenza who were martyred at Aquileia in 296 A.D., under Diocletian.

Two other preparatory studies for the same painting survive, one in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, the other sold in these Rooms in 2008.The Stockholm drawing is the closest of these to the finished composition.

1. A.P. Zugni-Tauro, Gaspare Diziani, Alfieri 1971, fig. 29

2. Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 23 January 2008, lot 189 

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

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New York