Pietro Antonio NOVELLI (Venice 1729 - Venice 1804)
Studies of the Head of a Bearded Man and a Hand Holding a Staff Sold
Pen and brown ink.218 x 181 mm. (8 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)ENQUIRE
A comparable head study in pen by Pietro Antonio Novelli, of similar dimensions, was formerly in the collection of the German art historian Werner Deusch and was sold at auction in London in 1998. Also comparable is a drawing of the head of a youth in the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a study of a male saint in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia.