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Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno 1659-Venice 1734)

Two heads 1726

Black, white and coloured chalks on blue paper | 29.1 x 41.9 cm | RCIN 907200

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The heads are studies for the Virgin and a page in Sebastiano’s painting of the Adoration of the King, on display earlier. Sebastiano must have studied the drawings in coloured chalks on blue paper of his sixteenth-century Venetian predecessors, especially Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) and Jacopo Bassano (c.1510–1592).