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Ubaldo Gandolfi (Italian, 1728-1781) Standing Male Nude Seen from Behind, His Right Arm Outstretched

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American & European Works of Art - 3293B
Date / Time :
September 27, 2019 12:00PM


Ubaldo Gandolfi (Italian, 1728-1781)

Standing Male Nude Seen from Behind, His Right Arm Outstretched
Unsigned, with an unidentified red wax collector's mark with a heraldic motif affixed to the lower edge of the reverse.
Red chalk on laid paper, 16 7/8 x 11 in. (42.8 x 28.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Restored along the right edge, distortion to paper surface on recto from the wax seal on the reverse, creasing to l.l. corner, hinged to the backing mat on three sides.

Provenance: Christie's New York, Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors Including an Important Canadian Collection and A Distinguished Private Collection, January 31, 2013, Lot 113; through to the estate of Robert Wynne, Massachusetts.
Estimate $400-600

Because the sheet is hinged to the back mat at the upper corners and midway down each side, only the lower half of the verso is currently visible.

The sheet appears to have been lined onto a thin supporting paper. The restored area in the lower right side, which appears to be a repaired tear, measures 1 inch wide at the maximum and tapers upward for 14 inches until it meets the edge of the sheet on the upper right. There are two small surface slits or abrasions to paper surface in u.l. corner near the figure's head and shoulder, measuring 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch. The red wax seal on the reverse has caused the paper to pucker on the recto in a circular area measuring about 3/4 inch diameter. There is a 1/4 inch stabilized tear to the l.l. edge, just beneath the toes of the figure's left foot. Creases to both lower corners. Unpressed vertical crease c.r. Soiling to edges of the sheet and along the restored seam on the right.

The framed dimensions are 25 x 18 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches.

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