Born in 1705 in Civitavecchia, Andrea Casali was a pupil of Sebastiano Conca (1680-1764). This beautiful study of a young girl, executed in pastel on blue paper, is sensitively drawn and stylistically demonstrates the strong influence of his master.
The present drawing is unique within Casali’s oeuvre as no other works in this medium appear to have survived.
Hinged to the mount at the upper margin. Brown staining around the edges of the sheet. Upper right corner is missing/torn. Light foxing throughout - visible through the face. Colours still remain strong and vibrant. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."