The present lot is a wonderful collaborative work by two members of the extremely talented Bugatti family. Dating to the turn of the 20th century, the drawing was completed by Rembrandt Bugatti when he was approximately fifteen years old and the frame was designed by his father, Carlo. This small detailed work was included in the 1902 exhibition, Le Arti Decorative Internazionale del Nuovo Secolo in Turin for which Carlo Bugatti designed several rooms and interiors. The drawing was hung in the ornately decorated bedroom featuring designs dominated by circles, a motif also found on the frame.
Rembrandt died young and Carlo Bugatti held this work close throughout his lifetime.
The present lot hanging in the bedroom designed by Carlo Bugatti for the exhibition in Turin, 1902. (Photograph reproduced from Bugatti, by Henry H. Hawley, 1999, The Cleveland Museum of Art)