Description & Technical information

A fine example of the exquisite draughtsmanship of Mauro Gandolfi, this is one of a group of elaborate pen and ink drawings of studies of heads that were probably made as autonomous works of art for sale to collectors. Mauro is here carrying on a tradition begun by his father Gaetano Gandolfi, who produced a large number of finished pen and ink drawings of studies of heads.

Period:  1750-1850, 18th century, 19th century
Origin:  Italy
Medium: Pen, Brown ink, Old mount
Signature: Inscribed G. Gandolfi in brown ink on the reverse of the mount.

Dimensions: 23 x 17.7 cm (9 x 7 inches)
Literature: Marco Riccòmini, ‘L’arte del disegno’, in Marco Riccòmini, Fogli barocchi: Disegni bolognesi tra Seicento e Settecento, exhibition catalogue, Maurizio Nobile, Bologna and Paris, 2016, p.14, illustrated p.18, fig.10.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints