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Lot 77: ATTRIBUTED TO MATTEO ROSSELLI, (ITALIAN 1578-1650), STRIDING MAN
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
ATTRIBUTED TO MATTEO ROSSELLI
Red chalk on paper
12 1/2 x 11 in. (31.8 x 27.9cm)
/spanEx-collection, Sir Robert Mond, London.
Private Collection, New Jersey.
Tancred Borenius and Rudolf Wittkower, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Master Drawings Formed by Sir Robert Mond, London, 1937.
Matted, framed; outer edges of sheet on verso are affixed to a backing sheet, so nearly all of the drawing is NOT affixed to a backing sheet…only the very outer edges on the verso. The outer edges of the sheet are somewhat uneven, there are areas of crumpling to sheet – mainly to the lower center and also at upper center/upper right. Sheet has areas of localized discoloration recto and verso; there is a an approx. 6/3/4 inch diagonal fold at upper left; there is some diffuse browning along lower half of right edge and at center of left of sheet; there is a pinhead size hold in sheet to right of figure, and on verso there are thin white (mulberry?) paper pieces – these paper pieces may or may not serve as restoration.
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