NOVELLI. Diana con arco, faretra, cane e due putti.

EUR 600,00
Starting price
EUR 1.200,00 / 1.500,00


NOVELLI. Diana con arco, faretra, cane e due putti.
Francesco Novelli. Diana con arco, faretra, cane e due putti. 
Fine XVIII secolo

Drawing in pen, signed black and brown ink; 133x200 mm. Signature in sepia ink at the bottom right. Glued and boxed with pen and watercolor on a support sheet: "F Novelli". Excellent condition.


Condition Report

Elegant and suggestive preparatory study. The dog is almost identical to the one present in the print 'The arrow of Cupid' of 1792. This remarkable engraving was proposed in 2011, with the title 'La flechas de Cupido', from the Ansorena Auction House in Madrid (10/11 / 2011, Pinturas, lot number 249). Francesco Novelli, 1764-1836, was a poet, painter, engraver and designer of no small skill. Son of the Venetian painter and engraver Pier Antonio Novelli, he practiced a lot in covering the art of the ancient masters such as Mantegna or Guercino. His father said of him that he designed fakes made so well that they would be taken for authentic. He was very successful as an engraver and engraved works by Rembrandt, for Remondini and other illustrious authors and publishers. Novelli engaged in the reproduction of Rembrandt's etchings, which were already part of the old Anton Maria Zanetti collection, thus enhancing the work of the brilliant artist, free from any predetermined form or subject.

wed 10 February 2021
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