The Dispute between Athena and Arachne
22.3 cm x 32.9 cm (8 3/4 in. x 12 15/16 in.)
Giovanni Battista Castello, called Bergamasco
(Gandino (Bergamo), 1525 - 1569, Madrid)
Medium and Support:
Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash (slightly faded) on cream antique laid paper, laid down
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
This drawing was long attributed to Cambiaso. With its elegant proportions, smooth hand, and trademark description like the billowing draperies, it is characteristic of Bergamasco, his regular collaborator for most of the 1560s.