Published: January 14, 2003
NEW YORK CITY – Flavia Ormond Fine Arts Limited of London, will hold its tenth winter exhibition of “Master Drawings” at Adelson Galleries, from January 20 through February 7.
in pen and brown ink and brown wash heightened with white by Jacopo Ligozzi, from his early Florentine period, circa 1580. Ligozzi worked for the grand dukes of Tuscany.
Another important work in the show is a pen and wash drawing, “Balletto a Cavallo” or “Ceremonial Ride,” by the Florentine artist Stefano della Bella (1610-1664). Forty knights on horseback, in costume and wearing immense crests on their helmets, ride in elegant formation to entertain the Este court at Modena and its guests. This is one of only four known drawings for this commission.
Among the Eighteenth Century works is a red chalk drawing on blue paper by Giambattista Tiepolo, “Study for Two Hands on a Book,” “Holding a Quill Pen,” and a Nineteenth Century drawing of “The Roman Triumph of Paulus Emilius” by the Neo-classical artist Felice Giani.
Among the French drawings is a lively tavern scene, “The Game of Morra,” executed with a brush and grey and brown ink on cream paper, circa 1756, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and in the Nineteenth Century group there is an early and very naturalistic Theodore Gericault, “A Groom with Two Horses,” circa 1814-1815.
Another picture by Gericault, “The Bull Market,” done in watercolor over pencil (an unusual medium for this artist) is fresh on the international art market. Drawings by George Romney, Adloph von Menzel and John Singer Sargent complete the show.
Adelson Galleries is in The Mark Hotel, 25 East 77th Street, third floor. For information, 212-439-6800 or www.adelsongalleries.com.
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