Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 548

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
(Bologna 1575-1642 Bologna)
Virgin and Child.

Pencil on cream laid paper. 225x150 mm; 9x5 3/4 inches. Bird on a mount in a circle watermark.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts.

Published: Negro and Roio, Giacomo Cavedone 1577-1660, Modena, 1994, page 53, figure 78 (as Reni).

This drawing may be a study for Reni's Vergine col Bambino e S. Giovannino, oil, 1640-42, now in the Fondazione Longhi, Florence. The figure of the Christ Child holding a bird, as appears in the current drawing, is used again, albeit in a different pose, in Reni's Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist, oil, 1640-42, now in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Mailbu. The subject is also possibly related to Simone Cantarini's (1612-1648) Madonna and Child with a Finch, etching (see Bartsch 18).