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Circle of Antonio Allegri, called Correggio
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A WOMAN, LOOKING DOWN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
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12
Circle of Antonio Allegri, called Correggio
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A WOMAN, LOOKING DOWN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Circle of Antonio Allegri, called Correggio
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A WOMAN, LOOKING DOWN

Provenance

Jonathan Richardson, Senr. (L.2184);
Thomas Hudson (L.2432);
Prince William of Orange, later King William II of the Netherlands (1792-1849),
sale of his estate, The Hague, de Vries/Roos/Brondgeest, 12-20 August 1850, possibly lot 196 (Corregio:'Tête de Madonne, Dessin à la sanguine'; f.34, to Bayley, presumably bought back for the family),
by inheritance to the present owner  

Catalogue Note

This elegant and finely drawn head of a young woman is very close to Correggio's head of Danae in his painting of the same subject in the Borghese Gallery, Rome (Fig. 1).1  The inclination of the head and the way in which the figure's hair falls is highly reminiscent of Danae's pose in Correggio's painting, and the drawing may be a copy after another, lost drawing relating to the Borghese painting. 

Sold together with another, apparently 18th-century, version of the same head, bearing the collector's mark of Sir Thomas Lawrence (L.2445), very possibly a copy after the drawing from the Richardson collection, with which it is offered here. 

1. Correggio, exhib. cat., Parma, Galleria Nazionale, 2008-2009, p. 298, no. III.32, reproduced

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