Eye Candy for Today: Giuseppe Zocchi ink drawing

Giuseppe Zocchi ink drawing
Giuseppe Zocchi ink drawing (details)

Villa Mancini in the Vicinity of Signa, Giuseppe Zocchi; pen and black in on paper; roughly 11 x 19 inches (28 x 47 cm). In the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, which has both zoomable and downloadable versions of the image.

Giuseppe Zocch was an 18th century Italian painter and printmaker active in Florence.

I love the way Zocchi has used different tones of ink in this drawing to create atmospheric perspective and suggest at least four planes of distance.