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Fabrizio Castello

Allegory of Pietas

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Fabrizio Castello

Fabrizio Castello

Allegory of Pietas

Allegory of Pietas

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Fabrizio Castello

Genoa 1562 - 1617 Madrid

Allegory of Pietas


Pen and brown ink and brown and grey wash over traces of black chalk, pricked for transfer; arched top

443 by 330 mm

Hinged at the top. Lower corners missing and made up. Some light brown and grey scattered staining. A slight indication in the centre of a double fold, where paper was hung to dry. The media is very strong, even though used as a cartoon.


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With Alister Mathews, Bournemouth;
Ralph Holland, Newcastle, purchased by April 1963,
his posthumous sale, London, Sotheby's, Galleria Portatile. The Ralph Holland Collection, 5 July 2013, lot 247 (as Ottavio Semino),
where acquired by the present owner
C. García-Frías Checa and Isabel Clara García-Toraño Martínes, 'Nuevo Dibujos de Francesco da Urbino para el Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial', Archivio Español de Arte, XCIII, 371, 2020 (July-September), p. 235 and note 92