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Domenico Cresti, called Passignano
THE ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
Estimate
2,5003,500
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319
Domenico Cresti, called Passignano
THE ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Domenico Cresti, called Passignano
PASSIGNANO 1559 - 1638 FLORENCE
THE ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
Pen and brown ink, within brown ink framing lines, with a subsidiary study on an additional tab of paper, adhered to the lower left corner, the verso blackened for transfer;
bears attribution in black chalk, lower centre: Filippino Lippi and numbering, lower right: 109
bears further attribution in black chalk, verso: Jacopo da Ponte
181 by 165 mm
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Catalogue Note

Passignano spent the earliest period of his career studying with Giovanni Battista Naldini and Girolamo Macchietti, before joining the studio of Federico Zuccaro upon the latter's arrival in Florence in 1579.

The present sheet, on which the artist has adhered an alternative study of a kneeling shepherd to the lower left corner, can be compared on stylistic grounds to a drawing, recently on the German art market, depicting the Miracle of Manna1 and may be a preliminary study for an Adoration of the Shepherds, housed in the Cattedrale di San Martino, in Lucca.

Interestingly the verso of the present sheet is blackened for transfer, though there is no sign that it has also been indented.

1. Sale, Munich, Karl and Faber, 13 November 2015, lot 108

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