Ottaviano Dandini

Sketches After Veronese

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Identification & Creation

Catalogue Number:
06

Artist:
Ottaviano Dandini (1706-1740)

Title:
Sketches After Veronese

Work Type:
Drawing

Date:
18th Century

Culture:
Italian

Physical Description

Medium:
Clear brown washes on cream laid paper

Dimensions:
11 3/4 in. h X 9 1/8 in. w

Inscriptions & Annotations:
Inscribed O.D. (ink)

Verso:
Annotated Paolo Veronese / Duke of Remberlands Coll. / Ottavio Dandini Coll. / 51 (graphite)

Watermarks:
Unidentified; Fleur-de-lis designed crown above encircled characters: I, quatrefoil shape, and V. Grapes hanging below.

Condition:
Creasing, foxing, minor surface grime, generally intact and stable

Acquisition & Rights

Credit Line:
Cornell College, Gift of Robert Sonnenschein II

Accession Year:
1951

Object Number:
1951.06

Description

Commentary:
Ottaviano was the son and student of Pietro Dandini (Florence, 1646-1712). This drawing has previously been considered close to Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 – Venice 1588) because parts of at least two separate compositions by Veronese can be recognized: The Crucifixion with the Centurion (Dresden, Gemaldegalerie), The Deposition (Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio). The group led by the bishop (San Geminiano ?) may also reflect a knowledge of Veronese’s Consecration of Saint Nicholas (London, National Gallery).

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