Lot 121: Piola (Domenico), A landscape with a shepherd resting near a large tree.
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Piola (Domenico, 1627-1703), A landscape with a shepherd resting near a large tree, brown wash, over black chalk, on laid paper pasted onto support, inscribed 'Do Piola' lower left, 285 x 420 mm. (11 1/4 x 16 1/3 in), unframed Provenance: Santo Varni (1807-1885), Genoa [Lugt 3531], with associated inscription '13. Colln S.V.' in pen and brown ink on mount; Eugene Susini (1900-1982); Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 18th April 1989, lot 28 Kate de Rothschild; Private collection, Paris, until 2015 ⁂ The execution of the present drawing, the brown wash applied with the brush over a sketch in black chalk, can be closely compared with Piola's Rest on the Flight into Egypt (see Sotheby's New York, Old Master and British Drawings, including the Dormeuil Collection, 30th January 1997, lot 54).
Notes: Category: Old Master Prints and Drawings