Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 534

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(Bologna 1562-1602 Bologna)
Study of a Male Torso with Head Bent * Study of a Nude holding a Bird.

Black oiled chalk with white heightening on blue laid paper, double-sided. 170x170 mm; 6 3/4x6 3/4 inches.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts.

Mario di Giampaolo has seen this drawing in person and confirmed the attribution to Faccini.

Faccini was active near his birthplace of Bologna working in a style bridging Mannerism and the nascent Baroque. He was initially involved in commerce but apprenticed in the Carracci academy with Ludovico and Annibale Carracci commencing around 1583. In 1594, he left the Carracci academy and set up his own academy possibly to develop his own independent style. documented painterly output consists of about a dozen works. Faccini's style departs from the linear "Roman" quality assumed by his mentors, and has a more sparkling quality, influenced by Tintoretto, Correggio and Bassano. He was also inspired by the rich color of Venetian painting and the exaggerated forms of Parmigianino. In 1590, he painted the Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, now in the church of San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna. He also completed altarpieces for the Basilica of San Domenico and Santa Maria dei Servi, Bologna, in 1593-1594, and an oil painting The Nativity, Pinacoteca di Bologna.