Attributed to Luca Cambiaso
- Luca Cambiaso
- costume design for a female figure in a masquerade
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk;
bears inscriptions, in brown ink: upper right: la testa di serpi; centre left: il busto dipinto a leoni che con / la coda si batino il petto / dietro e davati; centre right: spada e scimitarra; and lower right: ed. quattro dita la pianel...and bears numbers 28 and 23; bears old attribution in pen and brown ink (verso): Lucas Cangiase
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This lively and unusual drawing seems to be a study for a costume design for a female warrior, with serpents in her hair and carrying a scimitar.