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Artist NameFrancesco Fontebasso (Venice 1707 - 1769 Venice)
TitleFour Studies of Hands
Date of Artworkc.1740-1750
MediumBlack chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on blue paper, backed.
Size16 1/8 x 10 3/8 in. • 410 x 263 mm


Dr. Carl Robert Rudolf, London; His posthumous sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1977, lot 144 (as attributed to Georg Anton Urlaub); Pietro Scarpa, Venice; Mia Weiner, New York, in 1985; Acquired from her in 1990 by John O'Brien, Charles Town, West Virginia (Lugt 4230), his handwritten collector's mark O' in pencil on the verso.