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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION FORMED BY KING WILLIAM II OF THE NETHERLANDS AND ANNA PAVLOVNA

Follower of Andrea del Sarto
THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION FORMED BY KING WILLIAM II OF THE NETHERLANDS AND ANNA PAVLOVNA

Follower of Andrea del Sarto
THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Follower of Andrea del Sarto
THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS
Red chalk, arched top and made up on three sides;
bears old attribution in pen and brown ink, lower left:  Andrea and also bears black chalk inscription:  sarto
348 by 203 mm; 13 3/4  by 8 in
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Provenance

Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Wicar (1762-1834);
Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830),
from whose estate acquired by Samuel Woodburn (Seventh Woodburn/Lawrence exhibition, 1836, no. 76);
from whom acquired in February 1838 by Prince William of Orange, later King William II of the Netherlands (1792-1849),
his sale, The Hague, de Vries/Roos/Brondgeest, 12-20 August 1850, probably lot 247 ('SARTO (Manière d'A. DEL) La sépulture du Christ. Dessin à la sanguine'; bought back for the family by Brondgeest),
by inheritance to the present owner  

Exhibited

London, S. & A. Woodburn, The Lawrence Gallery. Seventh exhibition. A Catalogue of One Hundred Original Drawings by Zucchero, Andrea del Sarto, Polidore da Caravaggio, Collected by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1836, no. 76 (ANDREA DEL SARTO. 'THE TAKING DOWN FROM THE CROSS-highly finished; red chalk, heightened with white. Size, 13 1/2  inches by 8 inches.  From the Collection of the Chevalier Vicar')

Catalogue Note

This rather striking early drawing was probably executed by an artist in the workshop of Andrea del Sarto.  It has not so far been possible to find the source of the composition, but it is likely that the drawing is after a lost work by Andrea.  In the receipt for Prince William's great 1838 purchase of more than three hundred drawings from the collection of Sir Thomas Lawrence, we read: And del Sarto. The whole Collection as described in Catalogue with a few others. £300.  The seventh Woodburn/Lawrence catalogue, to which this entry refers, contained 25 drawings by Andrea del Sarto.

Old Master Drawings

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