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Bolognese School, Late 17th Century Kneeling Male Nude Harvesting Grapes

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


Bolognese School, Late 17th Century

Kneeling Male Nude Harvesting Grapes
Red and black chalk on paper, 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (42.0 x 29.0 cm), stamped with collector's mark "SCIPIO" within an oval (Lugt, 2274a) and inscribed "Illustrated in Ginsburg Coll" in pencil, both on the reverse of the mount.
Condition: Staining, abrasions, surface losses, creasing, possible fading, laid down on a secondary sheet edged with gold foil.

Provenance: The estate of Robert Wynne, Massachusetts.

N.B. The collector's mark "SCIPIO" refers to H.S. (Henry Scipio) Reitlinger, British, 1882-1950. The inscription regarding the Ginsburg Collection may refer to Dr. C.D. (Christian David) Ginsburg (British, 1831-1914), whose collection was sold by Sotheby's London in 1915. (The collection of engravings, etchings & drawings by the old masters, the property of the late Dr. C.D. Ginsburg, LL.D. of Oakthorpe, Palmer's Green N. [sold by order of the executors], Sotheby's London, sale catalog, July 20-23, 1915.) Other Old Master and modern drawings from the Ginsburg Collection were also sold as part of a larger auction by Sotheby's London, July 29, 1924. (Lots 1-41). The seller of this group of forty works had received them from Dr. Ginsburg by bequest.
Estimate $500-700

Creases are more noticeable in the upper corners. A cluster of small holes to l.r. quadrant between the kneeling leg and the barrel. Surface imperfections and pale staining. Surface losses to the chalk appear more pronounced along the left side in the background and in the figure's left leg. Surface blemishes noted on the figure's right upper arm and on the ground beneath his right leg.

Framed dimensions are 25 1/8 x 20 3/8 x 1/2 inch.

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