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Head of a Young Woman in Three-Quarter View Facing Left

Carlo Cignani (Italian, Bologna 1628–1719 Forlì)
or possibly by Marcantonio Franceschini (Italian, Bologna 1648–1729 Bologna)
Brush and brown wash, highlighted with white and cream gouache (partly oxidized), over a preliminary freehand and ruled underdrawing in charcoal, outlines stylus-incised for transfer, on four glued sheets of light tan paper with deckled borders. Traces of framing outlines stylus-ruled along upper, right, and bottom borders
18-1/8 x 14-3/16 in. (46 x 36 cm), irregular borders
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and dark brown ink at lower right, Marc [Ant?] Francischini.
Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London)
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 195, fig. no. 195, p. 153, ill.

Carmen C. Bambach "Fresco Cartoons by Carlo Cignani and Marcantonio Franceschini." Master Drawings. vol. 36, no. 2, 1998, fig. no. 9, pp. 157-59, 162,.

Carmen C. Bambach Drawing and Painting in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Theory and Practice, 1300-1600. New York and Cambridge, 1999, p. 393 (n. 134).

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