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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giovanni Baglione
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN
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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giovanni Baglione
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN
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西洋古典油畫及素描

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Giovanni Baglione
約1566年生於羅馬 - 1643年
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk
218 by 120 mm
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Very typical of Baglione's graphic style, the present sheet must date from around the second decade of the 17th century.  The artist's very personal style is characterized by a sculptural conception of forms, defined by the structured lines and enriched by the play of the chiaroscuro (suggested here with subtle use of grey wash), showing his debt to both Cavalier d’Arpino and Caravaggio.

Although Baglione painted this same subject on a number of occasions over the course of his career, this particular composition, with the dramatically foreshortened half-length figures of the Apostles crowded at the bottom, mostly looking up towards the ascending Madonna, does not correspond with any of the artist's known paintings.  He has, though, demonstrated extraordinary skill in resolving the challenges presented by the tall, narrow format of the composition.  

According to his own account of his life, Baglione was trained by Francesco Morelli, a Florentine mannerist working in Rome, who introduced his young protege to the 'cantieri Sistini', the cohort of artists working in various locations for the Pope Sixtus V, where he worked alongside his master. 

西洋古典油畫及素描

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