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Francesco Montelatici, called Cecco Bravo
A MALE NUDE, LEANING TO ONE SIDE
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326
Francesco Montelatici, called Cecco Bravo
A MALE NUDE, LEANING TO ONE SIDE
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Francesco Montelatici, called Cecco Bravo
FLORENCE 1607 - 1661 INNSBRUCK
A MALE NUDE, LEANING TO ONE SIDE
Red chalk heightened with white;
bears old attribution in pen and brown ink, lower left: giorgione Barbarelli pittore Veneziano. and bears numbering in pen and brown ink at the left margin:  501, and later numbering in pencil, upper right:  164 (?)
257 by 385 mm
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Provenance

Bears unidentified collector's mark (L.474);
sale, London, Christie's, 7 July 2010, lot 307

Catalogue Note

Two other studies of similarly posed male nudes, both in red chalk and seen from behind, are in the collection of the Uffizi, in Florence.1  One of the Uffizi drawings, included in the monographic Cecco Bravo exhibition held in Florence in 1999, has been described as 'A study for a Narcissus'.2  Anna Barsanti and Roberto Contini suggest these studies of  youthful male nudes, leaning over, with their heads tilted downwards, may relate to Narcissus admiring his reflection in a pool, but no painting by Cecco Bravo of this subject is known.

Both sheets in the Uffizi bear a similar numbering, in pen and brown ink, to the numbering on the recto of the present drawing.

1. Uffizi inv. nos. 10618 F and 10636 F (10618 F: A. Masetti, Cecco Bravo: pittore toscano del Seicento, Venice 1962, no. 173, fig. 94)

2.  Uffizi, inv. 10636 F; A. Baranti and R. Contini, Cecco Bravo: pittore senza regola, exhib. cat., Florence, Casa Buonarroti, 1999, no. 50

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