Vincenzo GEMITO (Naples 1852 - Naples 1929)

Study of a Bearded Man, Looking to the Left

Brush and black wash, over an underdrawing in pencil, on light brown paper.
Signed and dated GEMITO / 1912 at the lower right.
Inscribed carbone grezzo / cent. 8 margine / cornice noce [?] on the verso.
Further inscribed dichiaro che questo disegno è autentico / avendolo avuto da Gemito personalmente / quando Egli mi fece dono di una / sua fotografia con dedica nel 1912 / Vittoria Castelfranco on the old backing sheet.
218 x 138 mm. (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

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Provenance:
Given by the artist to Vittoria Castelfranco in 1912 (according to the inscription on the old backing sheet)
Heim Gallery, London
Purchased from them by Arthur M. Sackler, New York
Thence by descent until 2010
Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 29 January 2010, part of lot 560
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, London, in 2010
Private collection, Madrid.
 

Vincenzo GEMITO

Study of a Bearded Man, Looking to the Left

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