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Studies of God Father and two figures battling in the lower part
black chalk on paper
340 x 253 mm (13 1/4 x 10 in.)

possibly Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti, Florence (1712-1783);
possibly sale, London, Parsons & Sons, London, 1931

Bears inscription O.D in pen and black ink to the lower edge.

In her piece on the collection Dandini-Targioni, Silvia Benassai (1) recalls that a group of 150 sheets was offered at auction in 1931 at Parsons &Sons, London (2) and was dispersed between public and private collections. All sheets carried an inscription in pen and black ink on the lower edge of each sheet with the initials of the drawings' authors, all belonging to the Dandini family.

The initials O.D on the present sheet are similar to those on one in the British Museum (C.D, inv number 1930,0414.16).

(1) Silvia Benassai, 'Disegni di Cesare e Pietro Dandini dalla raccolta Dandini-Targioni Tozzetti', in Donum. Studi di storia della Pittura, della scultura e del collezionismo a Firenze dal Cinquecento al Settecento, Florence, 2020, pp. 97-105
(2) A Collection of 152 clever and interesting original drawings in red chalk, pen and ink, pencil etc. by Vicenzo, cesare, Pietro and Ottaviano Dandini, London, 1931

Sold for £375

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