09-21-2018 09-21-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Italian School, 17th/18th Century Diana Clipping Cupid's Wings

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Italian School, 17th/18th Century

Diana Clipping Cupid's Wings
Unsigned, with a partial collector's stamp l.r., inscribed "Di Gio: Batti..." and numbered "...:22" in ink on the reverse.
Black chalk on laid paper with watermark, 7 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. (18.0 x 24.7 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Small holes/tears to u.r. quadrant, loss to l.l. corner, foxing, toning, some bleed through from the ink inscription on the reverse, affixed to window mat along edges of the reverse.

N.B. The inscription on the reverse provides an attribution to Giovanni Battista Lenardi (Italian, 1656-1704). The collector's stamp at the lower right has been mostly trimmed off, but what remains strongly resembles the violet "A" of Duc de Genova-Savoia (Lugt L.47a).
Estimate $300-500

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Diana Clipping Cupid, Duc de Genova-Savoia, Giovanni Battista Lenardi