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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Ercole Setti
THE HOLY FAMILY WITH THE INFANT ST. JOHN
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Ercole Setti
THE HOLY FAMILY WITH THE INFANT ST. JOHN
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Ercole Setti
MODENA 1520 - 1620
THE HOLY FAMILY WITH THE INFANT ST. JOHN
Pen and brown ink;
bears old attribution, versoPerino 3.1 and an old numbering in red ink, verso: No. 608(?)
125 by 108 mm; 4 7/8  by 4¼ in
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Provenance

Sir Peter Lely (L.2092);
Thomas Banks (L.2434);
A. Poynter;
R.G. Matthews;
Sir Robert Mond (L.2813a);
Mrs Fitt Brackley
with P.& D. Colnaghi & Co., 1967

Literature

T. Borenius, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters, formed by Sir Robert Mond, London 1937, p. 24, no. 91 (as Attributed to Battista Franco)

Catalogue Note

The Modenese painter Ercole Setti drew considerably on Roman Mannerist examples, and especially that of Perino del Vaga, whose graphic style clearly informs the present sheet.  In all Setti's drawings the pen is used in the same way, with characteristically delicate lines, and a similar manner of describing the eyes.  The present sheet can best be compared with three drawings, from an album of 125 black chalk drawings of tradesmen and market scenes, now dismantled.1 Here, the lines are more impulsive and fluid than in some of Setti's drawings, which can be drier and more stylized, and may perhaps have been made as preparatory studies for engravings. 

1.  F. Zava Boccazzi, 'An unpublished Album of Drawings by Ercole Setti', Master Drawings, Vol. VI, (1968), no. 4, pls. 7-9

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

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