Giuseppe Bernardino BISON (Palmanova 1762 - Milan 1844)
Two Heads of Young Women Sold
Pen and brown ink and brown wash. A small sketch of the head of a young woman in pen on the verso. Signed Bison at the lower left, and initialled B on the verso.144 x 174 mm. (5 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)ENQUIRE
Similar studies of heads appear throughout Bison’s oeuvre. Among stylistically comparable pen and wash drawings is a study of The Holy Family which appeared at auction in London in 1975, or a drawing of the heads of three women, sold at auction in Rome in 1989.The verso of this drawing is also shown.