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Follower of Andrea del Sarto
STUDY OF A MAN WRITING: ZACHARIAS
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
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Follower of Andrea del Sarto
STUDY OF A MAN WRITING: ZACHARIAS
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Follower of Andrea del Sarto
STUDY OF A MAN WRITING: ZACHARIAS
Black chalk;
bears faint, barely legible, old attribution in black chalk, lower left: Andrea del Sarto (?), and on the backing sheet in pencil: A del Sarto
284 by 164 mm; 11 1/8  by 6 1/2  in
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Provenance

William Mayor (L.2799);
Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) London,
from whose estate acquired by Samuel Woodburn (Seventh Woodburn/Lawrence exhibition, 1836, probably no. 85 (said to be from the Collection of Prince Borghese; different measurements) as Andrea del Sarto);
from whom acquired in February 1838 by 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 245 ('SARTO. (Manière d'A. DEL); Un Saint ; dessin à la pierre d'Italie'; bought back for the family by Brondgeest),
by inheritance to the present owner  

Exhibited

Probably London, S. & A. Woodburn, The Lawrence Gallery. Seventh Exhibition. A Catalogue of One Hundred Original Drawings by Zucchero, Andrea del Sarto, Polidoro da Caravaggio, and Fra Bartolomeo, Collected by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1836, no. 85 (as Andrea del Sarto: 'ZACHARIAS - one of the history of St. John the Baptist, painted in the cloisters of the Oratorio della Scalzo at Florence; black chalk, on a brown ground.  Size, 14 inches by 11 inches.  From the Collection of the Prince Borghese.') 

Catalogue Note

This is a copy after the figure of Zacharias to the right of Andrea del Sarto's Birth of the Baptist, in the Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence (fig. 1). Sarto was credited for the completion of this fresco on the Feast of San Giovanni, 24 June 1526. Shearman observed that the figure of Zacharias writing is developed from Michelangelo's Haman, in one of the Sistine lunettes.1 

1. J. Shearman, Andrea del Sarto, Oxford 1965, vol. II, p. 306, no. 15

Old Master Drawings

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