Sale 21CN05 | Lot 17

Andrea Sacchi

Catalogue: Old Master Paintings and Silver
Andrea Sacchi

Lot Details

Lot 17
Andrea Sacchi
Italian, 1599-1661
Study for the Centenary of the Jesuit Order
Bears collector's stamp of William Mayor, London (Lugt 2799)
Black chalk with brown ink and wash on paper
5 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches (14.8 x 19.4 cm)
William Mayor, London (d. 1874; Lugt 2799)
[Sale] Christie's London, April 5, 1977, lot 27 (as Circle of Nicolas Poussin)
[Sale] Christie's New York, January 30, 2018, lot 38
Pittsburgh, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Collects: European Drawings 1500-1800, 2004-2005, no. 35
Anne Sutherland Harris, "New Drawings by Andrea Sacchi: Addenda," The Burlington Magazine, vol. 120 no. 906, Sept. 1978, p. 601, fig. 81
In 1640 Andrea Sacchi received a commission from the Jesuit Order for a large painting to commemorate the festivities at the church of the Gesu in Rome to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founding. This drawing, whose subject was identified by Anne Sutherland Harris, is a study for the central group of figures in the painting. Here the Jesuit Father General and other members of the order, are shown kneeling before Pope Urban VIII and his cardinal nephews.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $1,890 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Hinged at upper right and upper left to the mount with rice paper. Inscribed "N. Poussin" on the verso. Lightly toned; light staining.

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $1,890 (includes buyer's premium)

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