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Francesco Montelatici, called Cecco Bravo
RECTO: A SEATED MALE FIGURE, HIS FACE IN PROFILE, WITH ARMS OUTSTRETCHED  VERSO: FAINT RED CHALK STUDIES OF A FIGURE OF HERCULES AND ANOTHER CROUCHING FIGURE HOLDING A STAFF 
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Francesco Montelatici, called Cecco Bravo
RECTO: A SEATED MALE FIGURE, HIS FACE IN PROFILE, WITH ARMS OUTSTRETCHED  VERSO: FAINT RED CHALK STUDIES OF A FIGURE OF HERCULES AND ANOTHER CROUCHING FIGURE HOLDING A STAFF 
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Francesco Montelatici, called Cecco Bravo
FLORENCE 1607 - 1661 INNSBRUCK
RECTO: A SEATED MALE FIGURE, HIS FACE IN PROFILE, WITH ARMS OUTSTRETCHED  VERSO: FAINT RED CHALK STUDIES OF A FIGURE OF HERCULES AND ANOTHER CROUCHING FIGURE HOLDING A STAFF 
Red chalk;
bears old attribution in pen and brown ink, lower left:  Empoli
272 by 187 mm; 10¾ by 7 3/8  in
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Highly characteristic, this vibrant red chalk study demonstrates the artist's spirited and expressive draftsmanship.  Although fairly prolific in terms of graphic output the majority of Cecco's surviving drawings do not relate directly to painted projects.  Many of his drawings are studies of male nudes (see lot 129), saints (possibly the present study included) and other religious subjects.

Little is known about Cecco Bravo's artistic education but it seems he learned the rudiments of drawing in the studio of Giovanni Biliverti.  He worked in Florence and Tuscany for most of his career and among his most significant works were mural frescoes for the Sala degli Argenti in the Palazzo Pitti, executed in the late 1630s.

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