Pietro DE ANGELIS
(Rome c.1769 - Rome(?) c.1825)
An Allegorical Figure of Medicine
The figure traced through onto the verso in black chalk.
Inscribed Medicina at the bottom centre.
145 x 91 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.) [sheet]
Watermark: Fragmentary proprietary.
Among stylistically comparable drawings by Pietro de Angelis is a Design for a Ceiling Decoration with Ceres in her Chariot, signed ‘De Angelis Fecit’, which appeared at auction in New York in 1998, and a study of Venus and Paris, signed ‘Cav. Pietro de Angelis Romano F.’, sold at auction in Italy in 1974. An analogous drawing by the artist, albeit unsigned, depicting a musician crowned with a laurel wreath by a muse, is in the Kunsthalle in Bremen, while also similar in style and technique is an allegorical depiction of the River Arno, which was on the art market in Florence in 2013.
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd., London.