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Francesco Fontebasso (1707-1769)  A Young Man Holding an Urn, A Sleeping Nymph, Other Figures by a Herm; Similar Studies Verso, ca. 1744 or earlier

Francesco Fontebasso (1707-1769)

A Young Man Holding an Urn, A Sleeping Nymph, Other Figures by a Herm; Similar Studies Verso, ca. 1744 or earlier

Black chalk, pen, and ink, recto with gray wash

28.60h x 40w cm

Description

Dimensions:          286 x 400 mm.       11 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.

Reference:             De Vesme 4

Signature:              Signed in ink “Fontebasso” lower right

Provenance:           J. Grünling (active c. 1845, Vienna), Lugt 1462-63 & 1106;

                              F. Gauermann (1807-1862, Vienna), Lugt 1003;

                              J.B. Petzold (first half of 19th century, Vienna), Lugt 2024-25;

                              A. Ritter von Wurzbach-Tannenberg (1845-1915, Vienna), Lugt 2587;

                              F. Pokorny (mid-19th century, Vienna), Lugt 2036;

                              Christie’s London (December 9, 1982, Lot 131); 1982 to

                              David Tunick, Inc.