Madonna and Child with Saints Sebastian and Roch
27.94 cm x 20.32 cm (11 in. x 8 in.)
Giovanni Battista Paggi
(Genoa, 1554 - 1627)
Medium and Support:
Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash on brown washed paper
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
This is a very early example of Paggi's draftsmanship. The graphic habits depend completely upon Luca Cambiaso's, but the abbreviations–the circular, blank eyes and the large, amorphous hands–are already distinctive.