Luigi Valadier

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Luigi Valadier
1726-1785
An Inkstand in Rococo Style
1764
Pen and brown ink, with brown and red wash, over graphite, on paper.
14 3/4 x 21 inches (375 x 524 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
1991.15
Inscription: 

Signed and dated at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Luigi Valadier Fecit Roma 1764".

Provenance: 
The artist's son Giuseppe Valadier, Rome; presumably Giuseppe Spagna, Rome; art market, Rome; private collection, Europe; Artemis Group, acquired from David Carritt Ltd., London.
Bibliography: 

Denison, Cara D., with contributions by Stephanie Wiles and Ruth S. Kraemer. Fantasy and Reality : Drawings from the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Collection. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995, no. 36, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, (Strasbourg lily).

Associated names: 

Valadier, Giuseppe, 1762-1839, former owner.
Spagna, Giuseppe, former owner.

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