Pen with brown ink, washed in gray and heightened with white chalk. 196 x 220 mm.
As noted by Rita Dugoni, the drawing is connected with one figure painted by Galeotti in the Villa Zaccaria, Bordolano (CR). See: Rita Dugoni, Sebastiano Galeotti, Torino 2001, no. D 116, p. 240
Finarte, Milan, sale 355, Stampe Classiche, vedute, carte geografiche, disegni dal XVI al XIX secolo, 3-4 December 1980; lot 250.
Private collection, Milan
Born in Florence, Sebastiano Galeotti was a pupil of Alessandro Gherardini In some way he can be called a peripatetic painter, who worked in Florence and Genoa but also in Parma and in the Piedmontese castle of Rivoli. In Turin, he was appointed director of the Academy, the precursor of the Accademia Albertina, and he died in Mondovì working for the House of Savoy. His son Giuseppe was active in Liguria as a painter.
See Rita Dugoni, Sebastiano Galeotti, Firenze 1675 - Mondovì 1741, 2001.