Lot 8
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Stefano dall' Arzere

15,000 - 18,000 USD
16,250 USD
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  • Stefano dall' Arzere
  • design for the decoration of a chapel: the baptism of christ above, salome with the head of john the baptist below
  • Pen and brown ink
  • 360 by 247 mm; 14 1/4 by 9 3/4 in


John Skippe,
by descent to Mrs. Rayner-Wood;
by descent to Edward Holland Martin,
his sale, London, Christie's, 20-21 November 1958, lot 56 (as School of Domenico Campagnola);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 28 June 1979, lot 121, reproduced p. 51 (as Domenico Campagnola)


Catalogue Note

Stefano dall'Arzere is said to have been a pupil of Titian and to have worked with Campagnola.  A number of his frescoes survive in Padua, characterized by forceful and striking figure types. His drawings have frequently been attributed to Campagnola, but a full understanding of his graphic style has not yet been achieved.  Interestingly, two other drawings by him were in the Skippe Collection sale (lot 5a and b), one of which is prepartory for his altarpiece now in the Museo Civico, Padua.  Recently other works attributed to him have appeared on the market: The Descent from the Cross, sold London, Sotheby's, 9 July 2008, lot 83, and A Resurrection of Lazarus with Nissman and Abromson, Brookline, Mass., which is discussed in a brief survey by W.R. Rearick.2

1.  M. Lucco, et al., La Pittura nel Veneto, Il Cinquecento, Milan 1996, p. 209

2.  W. R. Rearick, Il Disegno veneziano del Cinquecento, Milan 2001, p. 57, fig. 24; p. 58; pp. 213-4, notes 79-81