FOLLOWER OF MICHELANGELO
SATYR FROM BEHIND
Black chalk on paper; with Robert Mond [Lugt 2813a] collector's mark on mat and verso
12 x 7 7/8 in. (30.5 x 20cm)
Robert Ludwig Mond, London.
Private Collection, Princeton, New Jersey.
the drawing is very close in style to figures in michelangelo's last judgment fresco in the Sistine Chapel.
generally fair to good overall condition, the watermarked sheet with two mulberry paper (?) hinges at top edge verso affixed to undermat. At bottom Right corner in ink are the inscribed initials 'J. (?) C.R.' Parts of top/right/left outer edges of sheet are unevenly cut. Sheet exhibits some uneven cockling. There is a pinhead size hole in sheet near lower left corner - far away from figure. There may be a tiny repair to figure's back at center left. Verso of sheet with some minor old glue residue in parts of outer edges, the number '346' inscribed in pencil, an area of pencil shading/drawing (not a legible image) at bottom left and some minor, localized ink (?) marks (again on the verso).
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Sold for $37,500 (buyer's premium included)