Eye Candy for Today: Frederico Zuccaro ink and wash drawing

Taddeo Copying Raphael's Frescoes in the Loggia of the Villa Farnesina, Where He is Also Represented Asleep, Frederico Zuccaro
Taddeo Copying Raphael’s Frescoes in the Loggia of the Villa Farnesina, Where He is Also Represented Asleep, Frederico Zuccaro

Pen and brown ink with brown wash; roughly 17×8″ (42×17 cm). Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Getty Museum which also has a much larger (21mb) downloadable file. The latter, as well as some of the other drawings on the Google Art Project, is of a different tone in representing the color of the ink. I’ve chosen the warmer color, but I have not seen any of these originals. I’ve seen master drawings in both tones.

This is another in a wonderful series of drawings in which 16th century Italian artist Frederico Zuccaro depicts the life of his older brother, Taddeo. This piece is almost a direct companion to a drawing I featured earlier, right down to the quickly noted crescent moon.

You can see other drawings from the series on the Google Art Project and the Getty Museum website.

 
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