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Antique Naval Battle (recto); A Battle Scene (verso)

Artist:
Lattanzio Gambara (Italian, Brescia ca. 1530–1574 Brescia)
Date:
ca. 1550–55
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, squared for transfer in black chalk (recto); black chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
4-15/16 x 12-1/8 in. (12.5 x 30.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.67
Not on view
The drawing has been attributed to Lattanzio Gambara by Giulio Bora (note on the mount in 2003, and more recently confirmed by written communication to Furio Rinaldi on July 9, 2014). Following Bora's opinion, the drawing is likely preparatory for a fresco decoration in Brescia, and can be dated to the early 1550's, when Gambara's style and draftmanship was close to that of Giulio Campi.
Marking: Metropolitan Museum of Art collector's mark (Lugt 1943) on the verso
Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
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