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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Jean-Robert Ango
ST. MAURUS HEALING THE SICK
Estimate
5,0007,000
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171

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Jean-Robert Ango
ST. MAURUS HEALING THE SICK
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Jean-Robert Ango
FL. 1759 - 1770 - D AFTER 1773
ST. MAURUS HEALING THE SICK
Red chalk over indications in black chalk, squared in black chalk;
signed with the artist's initials and dated, in red chalk, lower centre: JR. A, 30 Juin MDCCLXVI. / Roma
246 by 438 mm; 9¾ by 17¼ in
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Provenance

With Galerie Paul Prouté, Paris, cat. 59, Catalogue périodique, 1974, no. 4;
Emile Wolf, New York,
thence by descent

Exhibited

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum/Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum/Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1980, pp. 145-146, no. 52;
Tampa Museum, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1982

Catalogue Note

This drawing by Ango relates to the painting by Solimena, one of a set of four compositions completed by the artist in 1698 for the choir of the Abbey of Montecassino, all of which were destroyed in the bombardment of 1944.  Ango's drawing is probably in fact after a lost drawing by Francesco Solimena, known also from a copy, now in the Statens Museum for Kunst, in Copenhagen.1 The latter is indented with a stylus and blackened on the verso for transfer, although no print of this subject is yet known.  This composition shows differences, also in the format, from the final painted version, now known only from a bozzetto in Budapest,2 and a drawing in the Louvre.3  

This drawing will be mentioned in the drawings section of the forthcoming publication on Francesco Solimena.4 

1. Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, inv. n. GB 426

2. Budapest, Szépművészeti Múzeum 

3. Paris, Musée du Louvre, inv. no. 9792

4. See C. Romalli, in N. Spinosa et al., Francesco Solimena e Le Arti a Napoli, (forthcoming), Vol. II, under cat. D3

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

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