Ludovico Cardi

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CARDI Ludovico Pen And Brown Ink And Red Chalk

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Cigoli Lodovico

 

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Ludovico Cardi - Venus And Adonis

Ludovico Cardi - Venus And Adonis

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Lot number: 303
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Lodovico Cardi, called Cigoli CASTELLO DI CIGOLI 1559 - 1613 ROME VENUS AND ADONIS oil on copper 11 by 15 in.; 28.5 by 39.5 cm. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Private collection, Florence; With Giovanni Pratesi, from whom acquired by the present collector in 2001. Exhibited Rome, Palazzo Venezia, Caravaggio e il genio di Roma: 1592-1623, 10 May - 31 July 2001, no. 63; Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, From the Private Collections of Texas, 22 November 2009 – 21 March 2010, no. 13. Literature M. Gregori (ed.), Storia delle arti in Toscana: Il Seicento, Florence 2001, pp. 12-13; R. Contini, in C. Strinati and R. Vodret (eds.), Caravaggio e il genio di Roma: 1592-1623, exhibition catalogue, Rome/ Milan 2001, p. 110, no. 63; S. Matthews, "Venus and Adonis": A recently discovered painting by Ludovico Cardi Cigoli, M.A. thesis, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth 2004; F. Baldassari, La Pittura del Seicento a Firenze, Turin 2009, p. 182; S. Bellesi, Catalogo dei Pittori Fiorentini del '600 e '700, vol. I, Florence 2009, p. 99; R.R. Brettell, C.D. Dickerson III, From the Private Collections of Texas, exhibition catalogue, Fort Worth 2009-10, pp. 130-33, no. 14, reproduced. This beautiful Venus and Adonis is one of the few surviving works by Cigoli on copper and displays the artist's idiosyncratic use of strong primary colours and soft handling of paint. The preparatory drawing of almost identical dimensions confirms the attribution and gives us a useful insight into the artist's working process. The main difference between the two is in the positioning of Venus's arm: in the painting it is lower, and pulls back Adonis's clothing to reveal his wound. The significance of the wound, which is soon to cause Adonis's death, is also emphasised by the way Venus specifically directs her gaze at it rather than look at his face, as she does in the drawing. The central structure of the design is provided by Venus, whose arched back forms the left side of a neat pyramid, in the frustrated figure of Cupid seen attempting to break his bow, and completed on the right by a diagonal line extending through Adonis's face and outstretched limbs. Looking down over the scene from the apex of the pyramid is Venus' horrified face as she contemplates her lover's fate. The anguish, frustration and pain of the protagonists is, however, offset by the serenity of the swan to the left, and the peacefully drinking hounds to the right, while the wild boar, the perpetrator of the mortal wound, scurries away unnoticed. Cigoli's best known work on copper is a Flight into Egypt in the Musée Fabre in Montpellier and of which numerous variants and copies are known. 1 It dates from after 1607 and provides a useful comparison to the present painting. Both works are rich in detail, particularly in the backgrounds, which have preserved their luminous qualities and reveal the influence of Northern artists working in Rome, where Cigoli spent the last years of his life working for important patrons, amongst them Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The stylistic similarities between the two works and the Northern influences point to a likely date of execution during the first decade of the 17th century. 1. See F. Faranda, Ludovico Cardi detto il Cigoli, Rome 1986, p. 172, cat. no. 85. The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This work has not been recently restored. The copper plate is flat and has a wooden reinforcement around the edges that is not attached to the copper. The paint layer is slightly dirty, and the restoration is not particularly good. Under ultraviolet light, one can see a few retouches in Venus' stomach and in a few tiny losses in the remainder of her body. There are restored losses in the darker colors to the immediate right of Venus's head, to the right of the putti in the lower left and to the right of Adonis. The texture of the work is quite rough, and there may be older restorations that are not visible under ultraviolet light. Much of the illuminated areas of the work are in very good condition. The restorations could be improved, or the work could be cleaned and completely re-approached. "This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."
Ludovico Cardi - Figure With A Drapery Seated On The Recto

Ludovico Cardi - Figure With A Drapery Seated On The Recto

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Lot number: 86
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Lodovico Cigoli (Castelvecchio 1559-1613 Rome) A double page study sheet: A figure with a drapery seated on the recto; a reclining male figure in a landscape on the reverse, pen and brown ink and red chalk, on laid paper, 42,8 x 28 cm, browned, somewhat stained, mounted, unframed, (Sch) Provenance: Collector’’’’s mark Sir Bruce S. Ingram (Lugt 1405a) on the recto; collector’’’’s mark Joseph van Haecken (Lugt 2516) on the reverse; Private Collection, France. The attribution of the present sheet to Lodovico Cigoli is based on a photograph and was confirmed by Prof. Miles Chappell. He will list the drawing in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist. Prof. Chappell suggests a dating of the present sheet between 1604 and 1613. Cigoli worked on significant commissions in Florence and Rome then. One can connect the sheet with a group of drawings which are similarily executed in red chalk and in pen and brown ink and show a comparable figure type: "Male Nude" (chalk) and "Male nude, seen from behind and other figure studies“ (pen), Christies's London, December 12,1985, lot 194; "Study for a figure for the Stoning of Saint Stephen", 1597 (chalk) and "Figure with drapery " (pen), Christie's, New York, January 31, 2013, lot 92.
Ludovico Cardi - Venus And Adonis

Ludovico Cardi - Venus And Adonis

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Lot number: 27
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Provenance Private collection, Florence; With Giovanni Pratesi, from whom acquired by the present collector in 2001. Exhibited Rome, Palazzo Venezia, Caravaggio e il genio di Roma: 1592-1623, 10 May - 31 July 2001, no. 63; Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, From the Private Collections of Texas, 22 November 2009 – 21 March 2010, no. 13. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT M. EDSEL Lodovico Cardi, called Cigoli CASTELLO DI CIGOLI 1559 - 1613 ROME VENUS AND ADONIS oil on copper 11 by 15 in.; 28.5 by 39.5 cm. The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This work has not been recently restored. The copper plate is flat and has a wooden reinforcement around the edges that is not attached to the copper. The paint layer is slightly dirty, and the restoration is not particularly good. Under ultraviolet light, one can see a few retouches in Venus' stomach and in a few tiny losses in the remainder of her body. There are restored losses in the darker colors to the immediate right of Venus's head, to the right of the putti in the lower left and to the right of Adonis. The texture of the work is quite rough, and there may be older restorations that are not visible under ultraviolet light. Much of the illuminated areas of the work are in very good condition. The restorations could be improved, or the work could be cleaned and completely re-approached. "This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."
Ludovico Cardi - Pen And Brown Ink And Red Chalk

Ludovico Cardi - Pen And Brown Ink And Red Chalk

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Lot number: 95
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Lodovico Cigoli (Castelvecchio 1559-1613 Rome) A double page study sheet: A figure with a drapery seated on the recto; a reclining male figure in a landscape on the reverse, pen and brown ink and red chalk, on laid paper, 42,8 x 28 cm, browned, somewhat stained, mounted, unframed, (Sch) Provenance: Stamp Collection Sir Bruce S. Ingram (Lugt 1405a) on the recto; stamp Joseph van Haecken (Lugt 2516) on the reverse; private collection, France. The attribution of the present sheet to Lodovico Cigoli is based on a photograph and was confirmed by Prof. Miles Chappell who will list the drawing in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist. Prof. Chappell suggests a dating of the present sheet between 1604 and 1613 when Cigoli worked on significant commissions in Florence and Rome. One can connect the sheet with a group of drawings which are similarily executed in red chalk and in pen and brown ink and show a comparable figure type: "Male Nude" (chalk) and "Male nude, seen from behind and other figure studies“ (pen), Christies's London, December 12,1985, lot 194; "Study for a figure for the Stoning of Saint Stephen", 1597 (chalk) and "Figure with drapery " (pen), Christie's, New York, January 31, 2013, lot 92.
Ludovico Cardi -  A Standing Apostle

Ludovico Cardi - A Standing Apostle

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Lot number: 92
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Ludovico Cardi, il Cigoli (Cigoli 1559-1613 Rome) A standing apostle (recto), Study of an assailant in the Stoning of Saint Stephen (verso) with inscription 'Spagnoletto' and 'Passarotti' (verso) pen and brown ink, ink gall damage (recto), red chalk (verso) 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.4 x 27.6 cm.) Hubert Marignane (his stamp recto and verso, not in Lugt). The study in red chalk on the verso is for a figure in the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen, 1597, now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (F. Faranda, Ludovico Cardi detto il Cigoli, Rome, 1986, no. 23). The sketch compares with figure studies in the Accademia in Venice and relates to the man hurling stones in the squared composition drawing at the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome (inv. F.C.124194r). Cigoli appears to have taken up the sheet later and used the other side for another purpose. The pen drawing of the robed man standing, turning left while looking appears to be an idea explored for the Apostles in the fresco for the dome of the Cappella Paolina in Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, circa 1610 (F. Farando, op. cit., no. 83). We thank Professor Miles Chappell for having confirmed the attribution on the basis of a photograph and for his kind help in cataloguing this drawing. He will include it in his forthcoming catalogue of drawings by Cigoli.
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