Alessandro Magnasco

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Alessandro Magnasco
1667?-1749
Three Male Figures Resting, One Playing a Pipe
ca. 1700-1710
Brown wash with white opaque watercolor over black chalk.
7 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches (197 x 440 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2017.162

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Numbered on the strip added along upper left edge, in pen and brown ink, 26.

Provenance: 
Benno Geiger (1882-1965), Rodaun; Paul Oppe (1878-1957), London; H. Shickman Gallery, New York, 1966; sale, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 9 January 1980, lot 68, one of a pair; private collection, Switzerland; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 248, repr.
The Thaw collection of master drawings : acquisitions since 2002. New York : Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, no. 3, repr.
Hanover and elsewhere 1971-72, under no. 35, unpaginated.

Associated names: 

Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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