Sleeper alert! (ctd.)

May 5 2014

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Picture: Pook & Pook

A sharp-eyed reader has sent this update to that sleeping 'School of Bronzino' drawing I mentioned last week, which made $228k against a $1k estimate:

The chalk drawing of the seated male nude, which went for so much money at Pook and Pook is, I believe,  by Alessandro Allori (1535 - 1607), a preparatory drawing of Adam for his fresco of Adam and Eve in the Capella di San Girolamo in Santissima Anunziata in Florence [below], and not by his adoptive father, il Bronzino (1503 - 1572).

I was a bidder on it, up to a point.

If so, then at least the auctioneer has the consolation that his cataloguing, 'School of Bronzino', wasn't technically incorrect.

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