29.7 cm x 21.2 cm (11 11/16 in. x 8 3/8 in.)
(Moneglia, Italy, 1527 - 1585, El Escorial, Spain)
Medium and Support:
Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash over traces of black chalk, on cream antique laid paper, laid down
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
Relatively conventional in composition, calm in its articulation, and legible in narration, this drawing parallels the development of Cambiaso’s religious paintings after around 1570 in the tempering of virtuosity toward an accommodation of Counter-Reformation expectations.