NORTHERN ITALIAN SCHOOL

Lot number

57

Estimated price

880
1300

Description

NORTHERN ITALIAN SCHOOL

18th Century

“Study of a hand” Bears unidentified collectors mark, lower left (not in Lugt)

Red chalk on buff paper, 22 x 27 cm.

£ 800-1,200

Catalogue note:

This beautifully observed sketch demonstrates how effectively chalk can be used for rapid sketching, with the simplest and most minimal of strokes. The red chalk is richly expressive and is a unique medium for draughtsman. Here, the artist exploited the qualities of the medium to create a subtle warm tonality.

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