FRANCESCO VANNI (Siena 1563-1610 Siena) Study of a Kneeling Figure.
Red and black chalk with white chalk heightening on bluish gray laid paper. 365x215 mm; 14 1/4x8 1/2 inches.
Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts.
This appears to be a study for a figure in adoration at the Ascension of Christ or the Virgin in Glory, note the feet drawn in the upper left corner. Vanni made similar drawings circa 1607 of kneeling figures in adoration: one for the Resurrected Christ Adored by a Female Saint and San Silvestro Gozzalini, red and black chalk with white chalk heightening, now in the Art Institute of Chicago (McCullagh and Giles 319), and another of the Kneeling Figure of St. Galgano, red chalk with white chalk on light gray paper, sold Sotheby's, London, July 4, 2018, lot 24.