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Eye Candy for Today: Frederico Zuccaro drawing

Taddeo Drawing by Moonlight in Calabrese's House
Taddeo Drawing by Moonlight in Calabrese’s House, Frederico Zuccaro

Pen and brown ink with wash, roughly 17×7 inches (43x18cm). Frederico Zuccaro’s drawing of his brother, Taddeo, drawing Rome and the Tiber by moonlight. I love the indication of additional drawings to the left and right, apparently on the outside of the shutters, or on paper hanging on them. The succinctly noted moon looks like something out of Herriman’s Krazy Kat.

On Google Cultural Institute: Art Project. Original is in the Getty Museum, which offers a 24mb downloadable version of the image, as well as an interesting description of the subject.

The 7mb version of the image from Google Art is also available from Wimikedia Commons.