Mauro GANDOLFI (Bologna 1764 - Bologna 1834)

The Head of a Man in Profile to the Left Sold

Pen and brown ink, with touches of brown wash.
Inscribed louiggi Garzi in black ink at the lower left.
144 x 108 mm. (5 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
 

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An identical head, of similar dimensions to the present sheet, appears on the right half of a drawing of the heads of a man and a woman, which was on the art market in London in 1974 with an attribution to Gaetano Gandolfi. Stylistically comparable heads can be found in a sheet of studies by Mauro Gandolfi in the collection of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.
 

Provenance:
Émile Pierre Victor Calando, Paris and Grasse (said to have had his inventory number 1548 inscribed in pencil on the former mount), and probably by descent to Marguerite Calando.
 

Literature:
Marco Riccòmini, ‘I Gandolfi, ovvero lo splendore dell’ Accademia. I disegni della raccolta Certani alla Fondazione Giorgio Cini’, in Marco Riccòmini, I Gandolfi: Disegni della raccolta Certani alla Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2018, p.10, p.13, fig.8 (as Gaetano Gandolfi).
 

Mauro GANDOLFI

The Head of a Man in Profile to the Left

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