Giovanni Battista Trotti Il Malosso (Cremona 1556 - Parma 1619)
Study of a Female Saint in Glory Sold
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, squared for transfer in black chalk. Laid down on an 18th century Italian mount.167 x 130 mm. (6 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)ENQUIRE
A characteristic figure drawing by Malosso, the present sheet, although squared for transfer, cannot be associated with any surviving painting or fresco by the artist. Nevertheless, similar figures appear throughout Malosso’s drawn oeuvre, as for example in a drawing of The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, in a private collection and exhibited in Italy in 1987.
Sir John Clermont Witt and Lady Witt, LondonTheir sale, London, Sotheby’s, 19 February 1987, part of lot 233.