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Bust of a Woman Crowned with Laurel

circa 1558-60
16th century
13 cm x 8.8 cm (5 1/8 in. x 3 7/16 in.)

Luca Cambiaso (Moneglia, Italy, 1527 - 1585, El Escorial, Spain) Primary

Object Type: drawing
Artist Nationality: Europe, Italian
Medium and Support: Pen and brown ink with brown and brown wash over touches of red chalk
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.959

This is an especially delicate example of Cambiaso's early draftsmanship. A similar motif aappears in the decoration of the villa of Tobia Pallavicini in Genoa. Bergamasco conceived and executed most of the frescoes, with Cambiaso playing a minor role. The project launced the Genoese tradition of grand secular decoration.

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