Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

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Attributed to Felice Ficherelli

The martyrdom of a Female Saint

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Attributed to Felice Ficherelli

(San Gimignano 1605 - 1669 Firenze)

A Martyrdom of a Female Saint


Black and red chalk on blue paper

345 by 264 mm

Ficherelli was a pupil of Jacopo da Empoli (1551-1640), and an interesting artistic personality to whom Filippo Baldinucci devoted one of his biographies.1


His graphic style remains unknown, but the very finished character of the composition of the present sheet resembles some of Ficherelli's painted oeuvres.


  1. F. Baldinucci, Notizie dei professori del Disegno, Florence 1688, ed. F. Ranalli 1846, republished 1975, vol. iv, pp. 563 - 574