Lot 80: BOLOGNESE SCHOOL, (16TH-17TH CENTURY), INFANT SLEEPINGPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Red chalk on paper
8 x 5 7/16 in. (20.3 x 13.8cm)
/spanAccording to inscription on overmat, ex-collection, Beaxxxmore, United Kingdom, as by 'Domenichine (sic)'.
Private Collection, New York.
Sheet is fully laid down to a backing sheet, which in turn is laid down to undermat. There are some small (pin?) holes – three below top edge of sheet, and one at lower center, just above horizontal pencil line beneath image, as visible in catalogue photo. Also visible in catalogue photo, some apparent minor surface discoloration. There is a very slight crinkle in the sheet, to left of baby's right hand – an apparent tiny defect in the sheet. The drawing itself appears to be in generally good overall condition.
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