Sheet of figure studies by Francesco Maffei

This sheet of vigorous, exploratory studies provides evidence of Venetian drawing practice in the baroque age and is convincingly attributed to Maffei.

Details

Medium:
Pen & brown ink & wash
Dimensions:
23.5 x 34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,000 ( Total: £20,500)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Agnew's

The figure studies do not relate to specific figures in known paintings by Maffei, but some motifs are similar.

Provenance

F Lehmann, Berlin; Private collection, London; Sotheby's, New York, 2001; Agnew's, London.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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