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Tommaso Minardi
AN ALBUM WITH 60 LEAVES, OF WHICH 38 PAGES CONTAIN DRAWINGS, IN A CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN PARCHMENT BINDING, WITH A PEN AND INK INSCRIPTION ON THE UPPER COVER: QUESTO LIBRO È DISEGNATO DA MINARDI. THE FIRST PAGE AND THE INSIDE LOWER COVER ARE INSCRIBED IN BLACK CHALK WITH THE FOLLOWING TEXT: RICORDATI, CHE LA RISOLUZIONE FATTA,/DI STABILITÀ CON RIFLESSIONE LA PIU SANA/E CON RAGIONI LE PIÙ FORTI DI FATTO;/ED ALTRO, UNA CIECA PASSIONE PUÒ/ESSER CAUSA CHE L'ABBANDONI/RICORDATI RICORDATI BENE MA BENE/MA BENE/RICORDATI BENE BENE BENE BENE/RICORDATI/RICORDATI/RICORDATI/RICORDATI; ON THE BACK OF THE PLATE ALSO IN BLACK CHALK: RICORDATI/LA RISOLUZIONE FU FATTA/CON SANISSIMA E FORTISSIMO RAGIONE/ECHE SE IN QUALCHE INCOSTANZA TI PARERÀ DAL NON MANTENERSI,/TIENI PER INFANTILE, CHE SEI CIECO/RICORDATI/RICORDATI BENE MA BENE MA BENE 
Estimate
8,00012,000
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211
Tommaso Minardi
AN ALBUM WITH 60 LEAVES, OF WHICH 38 PAGES CONTAIN DRAWINGS, IN A CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN PARCHMENT BINDING, WITH A PEN AND INK INSCRIPTION ON THE UPPER COVER: QUESTO LIBRO È DISEGNATO DA MINARDI. THE FIRST PAGE AND THE INSIDE LOWER COVER ARE INSCRIBED IN BLACK CHALK WITH THE FOLLOWING TEXT: RICORDATI, CHE LA RISOLUZIONE FATTA,/DI STABILITÀ CON RIFLESSIONE LA PIU SANA/E CON RAGIONI LE PIÙ FORTI DI FATTO;/ED ALTRO, UNA CIECA PASSIONE PUÒ/ESSER CAUSA CHE L'ABBANDONI/RICORDATI RICORDATI BENE MA BENE/MA BENE/RICORDATI BENE BENE BENE BENE/RICORDATI/RICORDATI/RICORDATI/RICORDATI; ON THE BACK OF THE PLATE ALSO IN BLACK CHALK: RICORDATI/LA RISOLUZIONE FU FATTA/CON SANISSIMA E FORTISSIMO RAGIONE/ECHE SE IN QUALCHE INCOSTANZA TI PARERÀ DAL NON MANTENERSI,/TIENI PER INFANTILE, CHE SEI CIECO/RICORDATI/RICORDATI BENE MA BENE MA BENE 
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Tommaso Minardi
FAENZA 1787 - 1871 ROME
AN ALBUM WITH 60 LEAVES, OF WHICH 38 PAGES CONTAIN DRAWINGS, IN A CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN PARCHMENT BINDING, WITH A PEN AND INK INSCRIPTION ON THE UPPER COVER: QUESTO LIBRO È DISEGNATO DA MINARDI. THE FIRST PAGE AND THE INSIDE LOWER COVER ARE INSCRIBED IN BLACK CHALK WITH THE FOLLOWING TEXT: RICORDATI, CHE LA RISOLUZIONE FATTA,/DI STABILITÀ CON RIFLESSIONE LA PIU SANA/E CON RAGIONI LE PIÙ FORTI DI FATTO;/ED ALTRO, UNA CIECA PASSIONE PUÒ/ESSER CAUSA CHE L'ABBANDONI/RICORDATI RICORDATI BENE MA BENE/MA BENE/RICORDATI BENE BENE BENE BENE/RICORDATI/RICORDATI/RICORDATI/RICORDATI; ON THE BACK OF THE PLATE ALSO IN BLACK CHALK: RICORDATI/LA RISOLUZIONE FU FATTA/CON SANISSIMA E FORTISSIMO RAGIONE/ECHE SE IN QUALCHE INCOSTANZA TI PARERÀ DAL NON MANTENERSI,/TIENI PER INFANTILE, CHE SEI CIECO/RICORDATI/RICORDATI BENE MA BENE MA BENE 
The majority executed in black chalk, a few in pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, one, a loose page in black chalk heightened with white chalk on paper washed gray
Each page approximately 354 by 242 mm; 13 7/8  by 9½ in
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Catalogue Note

Most of the drawings in this fascinating album are black chalk studies of heavily draped male figures, executed ‘dal modello’, together with a few compositional studies, some inspired by Raphael, and a handful of landscape drawings.  The album has been filled from both ends, having perhaps been abandoned for a while, and a lot of pages in the middle of the book are left blank.  It must date from Minardi’s early years in Rome and these drawings are still the expression of the experimentations of a young artist.  Minardi arrived in Rome in 1803, where he met Felice Giani who introduced him to the studio of Camuccini.  The influence of Camuccini is clearly detectable here, especially in the very neoclassical and stylized landscape drawings. Some of the figure studies and  compositional drawings also show Minardi’s fascination with the work of Raphael, a lasting influence for the whole of his artistic career. Minardi was a very influential figure in the academic world of 19th-century Italian art; he appreciated good draftmanship and from 1822 was appointed to the chair of drawing at the Accademia di San Luca, a position he held until 1868. Minardi instructed generations of painters in Purism and more than any other artist promulgated the taste for neo-Raphaelesque altarpieces.

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

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