Ermenegildo LODI (Cremona c.1575 - Cremona c.1616)
Study of a Man Sheathing a Sword, Facing Right
Pen and brown ink, over an underdrawing in black chalk.
Numbered 125 in pencil on the verso.
106 x 58 mm. (4 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.)
This drawing may be compared stylistically with a small group of pen and ink drawings by Lodi in the collection of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Venice. Noticeable in the underdrawing of the present sheet is that the proper left leg of the figure was originally drawn slightly further forward.
Paul Sandby, London (Lugt 2112)
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s South Kensington, 21 April 1998, part of lot 35
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1998
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.