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Andrea Boscoli
THE CRUCIFIXION WITH THE VIRGIN AND SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
309
Andrea Boscoli
THE CRUCIFIXION WITH THE VIRGIN AND SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Andrea Boscoli
FLORENCE 1560 - 1608 ROME
THE CRUCIFIXION WITH THE VIRGIN AND SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over black chalk on yellow prepared paper
265 by 232 mm
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Provenance

Gustave Soulier, Naples (1872-1937) (L.1215a);
Marcel Puech (bears his mark, not in Lugt);
sale, New York, Christie's, 30 January 1997, lot 37

Catalogue Note

This powerful and emotive drawing is possibly a preparatory study for Boscoli’s painting of the same subject signed and dated 1601, executed for the main altar in S. Maria del Buon Gesù at Calassai, near Ascoli.1  The present drawing can be closely compared to another Crucifixion in the British Museum’s collection (inv. no. 1946,0713.551), also a study for an altarpiece, now lost, executed for the church of Santi Apostoli, Florence in 1599.  These drawings both demonstrate Boscoli's mastery of wash and his sensitive approach to the human form, echoing artists such as Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. 

1. N. Bastogi, Andrea Boscoli, Florence 2008, no. 37, reproduced, fig. 188

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