Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 600

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(Bologna 1728-1781 Ravenna)
Apollo and Cronos.

Pen and brown ink and wash on cream laid paper, circa 1770. 193x305 mm; 7 1/2x12 inches (curved edges).

Provenance: Countess Giovanna Bentivoglio Gilli, Bologna, with her red wax seals on the frame back; private collection, Massachusetts.

Published: Zucchini and Longhi, Mostra del Settecento Bolognese, Bologna, 1935, page 128; number 238; Maino, Gaetano Gandolfi, Turin, 1995, page 263, number 69 (for the current drawing) and number 113 (for the fresco).

Exhibited: "Mostra del Settecento Bolognese," Palazzo Comunale, Bologna, 1935, sala 17, number 238.

This drawing is the finished study for the ceiling fresco of Apollo and Cronos by Gandolfi in the Palazzo Bovio Silvestri, Bologna (see Maino, 1995, number 113).

We would like to thank Professore Donatella Biagi Maino, Università di Bologna, for confirming the attribution to Ubaldo Gandolfi.