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Giovanni Odazzi (1663 - 1731)

Lot 397: ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI ODAZZI

Sotheby's

July 5, 2013
London, United Kingdom

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Description

ROME  1663  -  1731 ST.  JOSEPH  CARRYING  THE  CHRIST  CHILD,  SURROUNDED  BY  PUTTI  AND  AN  ANGEL Pen  and  brown  ink  and  grey  wash  over  traces  of  black  chalk,  within  brown  ink  framing  lines 494  by  291  mm

Exhibited

Newcastle, 1974, no. 92 (as Attributed to Francesco Trevisani); Newcastle, 1982, no. 77 (as Attributed to Odazzi)

Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 28 March 1972, lot 192(2) (as Roman School, late 17th Century), purchased by Ralph Holland

Notes

Ralph Holland first attributed this drawing to Trevisani on the basis of stylistic similarities with a drawing in Berlin. He then revised his opinion, making a comparison with the composition of Odazzi's St. Bernard's Vision of the Christ Child in S. Bernardo alle Terme.1 He remarks that as Odazzi painted two scenes from the life of St. Joseph in a chapel in S. Maria della Scala, Rome, this might have been an idea for an altarpiece in that commission. Odazzi, after studying with Ciro Ferri, became an assistant to Gaulli and his paintings show that influence. 1. E. Waterhouse, Roman Baroque Paintings, Oxford 1976, fig. 60

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