Attributed to Cesare da SESTO
(Sesto Calende 1447 - 1523 Milan)
Child’s head, probably preparatory study of the Child’s head by Cesare da Sesto, Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist and St George
Black chalk heightened with white on beige prepared paper
18 x 16 cm
Private collection, Suisse;
Private collection, France.
Probably, Cesare da Sesto, Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist and St George, ca.1513-15, oil on panel - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Palace of the Legion of Honor.The attribution to Sesto may be confirmed by comparison with examples of his draftsmanship: Study of Child, black chalk heightened with white on beige prepared paper, 27,4 x 16,1 cm, Collection: Saint-Morys, Inv. 6814, Louvre Museum, Paris. The handling of the chalk in strong and highlighted contours, with details heightened with white, comes close to that of the Louvre drawing.The influences of the Lombard tradition are still very much alive there in our drawing. Undeniably one of the most gifted from the group of the so-called Leonardeschi – the Milanese pupils of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) – the Lombard artist Cesare da Sesto was instrumental in spreading the artistic vocabulary of his great master beyond Milan, especially throughout central and southern Italy.
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