Category
Drawing-Watercolor
Medium
Chalk
Type of Artwork
Original artwork
Size of the artwork
24.3 x 18.1 cm(9.57 x 7.13 in)
Overall Framed Size
63.5 x 51 cm(25 x 20.08 in)
Artwork description

Provenance
- A.J. Van Huffel Antiquariaat, Utrecht.
- I.Q. van Regteren Altena (1899-1980), in May 1928 for 50.60 guilders (account book: '483. t. A. Cavallucci kindkopf’).
- Christie's Paris. “Dessins Anciens & du XIXè siècle incluant la Collection I.Q. Van Regteren Altena”, 2015. Lot 47, illustrated on page 37 of the catalog.
- Christie's Paris. “Dessins anciens et du XIXe siècle”, 2021. Lot 69, on page 62.
- Christie's Paris. “Maîtres Anciens et du XIXe siècle: Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures”. Lot 69, on page 38.
- Private Collection, Madrid.
Literature
C. White, 'Review of the 1970 exhibition', Master Drawings, IX, 1971, n°1, p. 66.
Exhibited
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, "Italiaanse tekeningen uit en Amsterdamse collectie", 1970, n° 140, fig. 101.

This drawing can be stylistically related to Two angels and studies of hands (ibid., p. 487, fig. 1), which, like the present sheet, bears witness to the strong influence of the art of Anton Raphael Mengs’ art on the Roman artist.

Antonio CAVALLUCCI
(1752-1795)

Head of a child.

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