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Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno 1659-Venice 1734)

Two heads 1726

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 Magi. Sebastiano must have studied the drawings in coloured chalks on blue paper of his sixteenth-century Venetian predecessors, especially Paolo Veronese (1528-88) and Jacopo Bassano (c. 1510-92).