Manner of Andrea Celesti (Italian, 1637-1706)
Christ Being Nailed to the Cross
Unsigned, inscribed "A. Celesti 1637-1706/...1666-1740" on the reverse.
Charcoal and ink wash on laid paper, 11 x 20 3/8 in. (28.0 x 51.7 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Multiple small tears to edges of sheet, many stabilized with brown paper tape on the reverse, multiple vertical creases, tack holes to three corners, staining, toning, foxing, soiling.
The inscription on the reverse has the suggestion of another artist's name added below Celesti's name (possibly now illegible) followed by the dates 1666-1706. Those dates correspond to the life dates of artist Antonio Balestra. The paper looks to be 18th century.
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