Antenore Ridolfi, active in the second half of the 16th Century
- Ceiling of the Sala delle Guardie, Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola
- Black chalk and two tones of brown wash, with color notations in pen and brown ink (Some stylus indentations. Several losses made up);
signed and inscribed, verso: Io. Antinor pittor da sto angelo in vado / -1567 / Facta in Caprarola Nel palazo del Illmo et Revermo Cardinal Farnese.
Ben Weinreb, London 1973;
Sir Timothy Clifford (bears his mark, not in Lugt),
his sale, London, Sotheby's, The Clifford Collection, 3 July 1989, lot 43 (as Giovanni Antinor),
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Italo Faldi, Il Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola, Turin, 1981, p. 29;
Bonita Cleri, 'Officina Familiare', Per Taddeo e Federico Zuccari nelle Marche, exhib. cat., Sant'Angelo in Vado, Palazzo Fagnani, 1993, p. 101, reproduced p. 104;
Cristina Acidini Luchinat, Taddeo e Federico Zuccari, fratelli pittori del Cinquecento, Milan, 1999, reproduced p. 23, fig. 41;
Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, I disegni del Codice Resta di Palermo, Milan, 2007, p. 86, under no. 29, reproduced p. 88, fig. 4
Another signed and inscribed drawing by Antenore Ridolfi was formerly in the Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia, and the collection of the British Rail Pension Fund; it is the study for the circular vault of the Chapel, in the Palazzo Farnese, at Caprarola, which illustrates a letter to Federico Zuccaro, dated 20th September 1566.3. A further drawing by Antenore Ridolfi has also recently been identified and published by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò. This double-sided sheet is again related to the decorations at Caprarola: on the recto there is a study for the ceiling of the Sala di Giove, and on the verso a study for the circular vault of the Chapel. This drawing is preserved in the Biblioteca Comunale, Palermo.4 Both these sheets came from the collection of Padre Sebastiano Resta.
1. C. Acidini Luchinat, op.cit., Milan 1999, p. 16
2. Faldi, op. cit., pp. 261-63
3. J.A. Gere,'The Lawrence-Phillips-Rosenbach Zuccaro Album,' Master Drawings, vol. VIII, no. 2, 1970, p. 134, no. 31; sold, New York, Sotheby's, 11 January 1990, lot 23 (as Giovanni Antinor)
4. S. Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, loc. cit.