A Fine Line: Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

A Fine Line: Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 31. Recto: Two elaborate designs with shields and trophies of war supported by putti, incorporating the Medici balls and arms, the Della Rovere oak, coronets and a cardinal's hat, and a separate study of the head of a ram; Verso: Studies of groups putti and figures, and two grotesque masks.

Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano

Recto: Two elaborate designs with shields and trophies of war supported by putti, incorporating the Medici balls and arms, the Della Rovere oak, coronets and a cardinal's hat, and a separate study of the head of a ram; Verso: Studies of groups putti and figures, and two grotesque masks

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July 7, 10:53 AM GMT

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano

Volterra 1611 - 1689 Florence

Recto: Two elaborate designs with shields and trophies of war supported by putti, incorporating the Medici balls and arms, the Della Rovere oak, coronets and a cardinal's hat, and a separate study of the head of a ram;

Verso: Studies of groups putti and figures, and two grotesque masks


Red chalk (recto and verso)

252 by 377 mm

C. Monbeig Goguel, 'Une invention baroque à Florence. Baldassare Franceschini, dit Il Volterrano, et la décoration du palazzo Dal Borro', Bulletin de l'association des historiens de l'Art italien, no. 14, 2009, pp. 57-61, reproduced p. 59, figs. 4-5;
A. Grassi, in Volterrano, Pisa 2013, pp. 137-138, under cat. 23