Taddeo Zuccaro (Italian, Sant'Angelo in Vado 1529–1566 Rome)
Pen and brown and gray ink, brown wash, over black chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper.
19 3/16 x 14 13/16 in. (48.8 x 37.7 cm)
[two pieces joined]
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
This drawing is a preparatory study for a ceiling fresco in the Frangipani Chapel in San Marcello al Corso, Rome, executed by Taddeo Zuccaro between 1558 and 1566. The densely packed composition and exaggerated poses of the figures exemplify the Mannerist style that dominated Roman painting in the second half of the sixteenth century and of which Taddeo was a leading proponent.
Inscription: Annotated in pen on the verso in a seventeenth-century hand: Taddeo Zuccaro 5.4
Marking: Watermark: circle with stars
Peter Lely, London, England; [P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, England]. Acquired by Robert Lehman from Colnaghi in 1960.
Artist: Taddeo Zuccaro (Italian, Sant'Angelo in Vado 1529–1566 Rome)Date: ca. 1550Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, over traces of black chalk, on blue paper; traces of framing outlines in pen and brown ink along upper and right bordersAccession: 2004.350.1On view in:Not on view
Artist: Workshop of Taddeo Zuccaro (Italian, Sant'Angelo in Vado 1529–1566 Rome)Date: 16th centuryMedium: Brush and red wash, highlighted with white gouache, over black chalk, and some compass constructionAccession: 2008.178.11On view in:Not on view
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