Description & Technical information

Almost certainly intended as an autonomous work of art, this landscape drawing is a typical example of the work for which Remigio Cantagallina was praised by the 17th century Florentine biographer Filippo Baldinucci, who wtote that the artist was ‘famous for his landscape drawings in pen’ (‘celebre in disegnar paesi a penna’). 

Watermark: A coat of arms with a hat above shield with circles, flanked by tassels.

Medium: Pen and brown ink
Signature: Numbered 1. in brown ink at the upper centre.
Indistinctly inscribed (possibly a collector’s paraphe) on the verso.

Dimensions: 16.6 x 24.3 cm (6¹/₂ x 9⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 20 January 1982, lot 101
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 28 January 2016, lot 130.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints