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Bartolomeo Pinelli
A SCENE FROM THE ROMAN CARNIVAL, INSIDE AN OSTERIA
Estimate
7,0009,000
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348
Bartolomeo Pinelli
A SCENE FROM THE ROMAN CARNIVAL, INSIDE AN OSTERIA
Estimate
7,0009,000
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Bartolomeo Pinelli
ROME 1781 - 1835
A SCENE FROM THE ROMAN CARNIVAL, INSIDE AN OSTERIA
Pen and brown ink and brown, yellow and red wash, over black chalk, within black ink framing lines;
signed and dated in black ink in the border, lower left: Pinelli fe 1830
212 by 302 mm
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Catalogue Note

Drawn in a delightful and highly characteristic combination of pen and brown ink and coloured washes, the present work appears to be a highly finished preliminary idea for a drawing of the same subject, with minor compositional differences, housed in the collection of the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, dating to 1831.1 The drawing in Rome is, itself, a preparatory study for a print executed by Pinelli in the same year, titled Scena di maschere nell'interno di una osteria di Roma nel tempo del carnevale (fig.1), one of a number of depictions by the artist relating to the Carnevale di Roma.

A highly comparable drawing to the present work, similarly enlivened with the liberal application of coloured washes and also depicting the festivities surrounding the Carnevale di Roma, was previously on the London art market.2

1. Rome, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, inv. no. CL1378
2. Sale, London, Christie's, 18 November 1994, lot 264 (£10,350)

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