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    Eugenio Landesio (Italian, 1809-1879)
    Study for "The Return of the Holy Family", 1839
    Black chalk with wax content and white heightening on heavyweight blue-green wove paper, black chalk border by the artist
    12 x 15-1/4 inches (30.6 x 38.7 cm)
    Signed, inscribed and dated lower left: Eug. Landesio 1839 / Roma
    Inscribed along bottom edge below image: il quadro dipinto all'olio! 2. Lungo Pol. 2 once 1 / alto Pol. 1 on 8 1/2. 3. ritorno della sacra / famiglia dipinto da / E. Landesio / l'anno 1842. 4. Il quadro e proprieta del Conte Kilmury in Londra. Ascribed: Eugenio Landesio. Page no. 4.

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF NEAL GLASS AND KERRY BETENSKY

    PROVENANCE:
    Giovanni Piancastelli (1845-1926), painter, collector and Director of the Galleria Borghese, Rome (likely the compiler of the albums in which this sheet was contained);
    Estate of Reverend Father Francis Agius (1891-1958) of Our Lady of Counsel, Inwood, Long Island, New York;
    Sale, New York, by heirs of the above;
    Harry Glass, Long Island, New York, circa 1950s, acquired from the above;
    Estate of the above;
    Neal Glass and Kerry Betensky Long Island, New York by descent;
    Estate of the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    "Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolors," Shepherd Gallery, New York, April 1976.

    LITERATURE:
    R. Olson, Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolors: An Album. Camuccini & Minardi to Mancini & Balla, Shepherd Gallery, New York, April 1976, cat. no. 6, plate 22.

    The sides of the drawing are ticked at regular intervals as though for transfer, likely for use as model for the finished work of 1842 which was the oil painting then in the collection of Count Kilmury in London.

    The cataloguing of the present lot follows the extensive research and connoisseurship undertaken by the Shepherd Gallery, New York, as published in the catalogue to its 1976 exhibition Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolors: An Album. Camuccini & Minardi to Mancini & Balla.


    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 18.75 X 21.75 X 0.75 Inches
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