GIOVANNI CARNOVALI called IL PICCIO (Montegrino Valtravaglia 1804 – Coltaro di Sissa Parmense 1873) FOUR DRAWINGS OF FEMALE PORTRAITS
A) Female bust portrait and sketch of two figures (recto); landscape with a large tree (verso); black chalk, 123 x 89 mm.
B) Female bust portrait ; black chalk, 127 x 95 mm.
C) Female bust portrait ; black chalk, 126 x 90 mm.
D) Female bust portrait; sketch of a figure (verso); black chalk, 122 x 85 mm.
PROVENANCE: originally part of a group of ten drawings by Piccio in the collection of Giovanni Finazzi, Bergamo.
EXHIBITED: according to the label on the back of the original mount, the group of ten was exhibited at the 'Mostra Celebrativa del Piccio', Bergamo, Ex Palazzo Municipale - Via T. Tasso, 25 Ottobre - 30 Novembre 1952