116. [Italian school]
Attributed to CAVEDONE, Giacomo
Drawing, black chalk, 33,5 x 19,9 cm, on blue-grey paper, unsigned (edges frayed, paper sl. worn, brown stains, old vertical fold line to the right side of the sheet, some prick holes in the upper and lower corners).
A hooded monk praying in front of a tree while looking upwards to the left. Possibly a preparatory study for an unidentified painting representing St Francis. The vivid drawing style can be linked to similar drawings in black chalk by the Bolognese painter Cavedone (1577-1660), such as the "The Penitent Magdalene" in the collection of the British Museum (inv. 1946,0713.1502).
Ref. E. Negro and N. Roio, "Giacomo Cavedone 1577-1660", Modena, 1996.
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