151
151
Simone Cantarini, called il Pesarese
SHEET OF STUDIES INCLUDING WINGED PUTTI, FULL LENGTH FIGURE STUDIES, AND VARIOUS STUDIES OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY
Estimate
7,0009,000
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151
Simone Cantarini, called il Pesarese
SHEET OF STUDIES INCLUDING WINGED PUTTI, FULL LENGTH FIGURE STUDIES, AND VARIOUS STUDIES OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY
Estimate
7,0009,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Simone Cantarini, called il Pesarese
PESARO 1612 - 1648 VERONA
SHEET OF STUDIES INCLUDING WINGED PUTTI, FULL LENGTH FIGURE STUDIES, AND VARIOUS STUDIES OF THE HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY
Pen and brown ink and traces of black chalk;
bears numbering in black chalk, lower right: 10 and bears attribution in pen and brown ink, versoSimon da Cesare
239 by 330 mm; 9½ by 13 in
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Catalogue Note

The present group of lively and animated sketches create a pleasing mise en page.  Rapidly executed in pen and brown ink this is a rare example of one of Cantarini's study sheets in this medium.

It has not been possible to connect any of the sketches with specific paintings, but winged putti do appear in many of his compositions and the studies seen here could be preliminary for a number of projects. Two of the full length figure studies may be for an Adoration of the Magi. 

Cantarini's studies in chalk, especially red chalk, appear more frequently than his pen and ink studies which more frequently relate to one particular painting. The combination of studies, in which the artist has used the paper in different directions to produce quick but well considered sketches, is therefore interesting.

Another sheet of studies, comparable in technique, was on the London art market in 1996.1

1. Sale, London, Christie's, 2 July 1996, lot 40

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

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New York