50.9 cm x 35.6 cm (20 1/16 in. x 14 in.)
Workshop of Luca Cambiaso
(Moneglia (Genoa), 1527 - 1585, Madrid)
Medium and Support:
Pen and iron gall and bistre inks, on cream antique laid paper, tipped to modern cardboard
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
This is another spectacular and well known example of draftsmanship from Cambiaso’s early maturity. Probably the result of Bergamasco’s influence, he has devised a very personal interpretation of the subject, complicated the spatial arrangement, and thorough interwoven the figures to create a single, seamless fabric. At the same time, his line has become more predictable in its ellipses and regular in its distribution without sacrificing any of its energy.
Jonathan Bober changed to Workshop of Luca Cambiaso 5/13/11.