EMILIAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY | THE HOLY FAMILY WITH ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ST. ELIZABETH
EMILIAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
THE HOLY FAMILY WITH ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ST. ELIZABETH
Pen and brown ink heightened with white on faded blue paper, within a drawn oval;
bears initials in pen and brown ink: PP, and recent attribution, verso: Schiavone
170 by 233 mm
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Hinged at the top. A nick to the right top edge. A loss lower right corner repaired with an old piece of paper. Another very tiny similar repair on the verso not visible from the front, on the sleeve of St. Joseph. Some thinning of the paper in few places. The blue paper has faded on the recto. Some of the white is slightly oxidized.
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The Ratjen Foundation, Vaduz
W. Stubbe, W. Deusch, R. Kultzen, Zeichnungen alte Meister aus deutschem Privatbesitz, Hamburg 1965, n. 5 , p. 10 pl. 88 (as Andrea Meldolla);
C. Thiem, in Review, Kunstchronik 19, 1966, p. 157 (as close to the penmanship of Nicolò dell’Abate)
Munich, Staatlische Graphische Sammlung, et al., Italienische Zeichnungen des 16.-18. Jahrhunderts, 1977-1978, p. 32, no. 11 (entry by R. Harprath, as Andrea Meldolla, genannt Schiavone), reproduced p. 33
This carefully finished and detailed compositional drawing is reminiscent of the work of both Parmigianino and Nicolò dell’Abate. The very dense use of the pen combined with abundant white heightening is, however, closer to the style of Nicolò dell’Abate, as Christel Thiem noted (see Literature).
An alternative attribution to Andrea Schiavone (1510/15-1563), a Croatian artist active in Venice, was first suggested in 1965 (see Literature), and followed by Richard Harprath in the late 1970s (see Exhibited).