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Francesco Vanni
RECTO: STUDY FOR THE KNEELING FIGURE OF ST. GALGANO AND A SEPARATE STUDY OF HIS RIGHT HAND HOLDING A SWORD VERSO: A YOUNG AGOSTINIAN MONK
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 7,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Francesco Vanni
RECTO: STUDY FOR THE KNEELING FIGURE OF ST. GALGANO AND A SEPARATE STUDY OF HIS RIGHT HAND HOLDING A SWORD VERSO: A YOUNG AGOSTINIAN MONK
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 7,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Francesco Vanni
SIENA 1563 - 1610
RECTO: STUDY FOR THE KNEELING FIGURE OF ST. GALGANO AND A SEPARATE STUDY OF HIS RIGHT HAND HOLDING A SWORD VERSO: A YOUNG AGOSTINIAN MONK
Red chalk (recto and verso), heightened with white chalk (recto), on light blue paper;
bear old attributions in pen and ink, recto: Franceso Va and versoFrans.co Vanni
270 by 206 mm
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Provenance

Bears un unknown 'ceralacca' (red wax) stamp (verso)

Description

The recto of the present drawing is stylistically very close to the verso of a sheet now in the Art Institute of Chicago.1  It shows the same style in the use of the red chalk heightened with white, and most probably both drawings are executed from life.  The drawing in Chicago (verso) is preparatory for Vanni's  late painting the Ressurected Christ adored by a female Saint and San Silvestro Gozzalini, signed and dated by the artist 1607, in San Benedetto, Fabriano.2

The present sheet must date from the same moment, and shows a development from the graphic style of the 1590's, when the artist's draftsmanship in totally influenced by Federico Barocci (1535-1612), see lot. 19.

1. Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, inv. no. 1954. 339

2. For a colour image of the verso of the drawing, see J. Marciari, Francesco Vanni. Art in Late Rennaissance Siena, exhib. cat., New Haven, Yale University Gallery, 2013-14, no. 76, verso reproduced p. 209

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