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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    Jacopo Zucchi (Florence circa 1540-1596)

    A Knight Hospitaller swearing an oath

    Price Realised  

    Jacopo Zucchi (Florence circa 1540-1596)
    A Knight Hospitaller swearing an oath
    pen and brown ink, brown wash, in an inscribed circle, circular on an 18th Century mount
    diam: 4 in. (102 mm.)


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    The handling of the contours and wash in this drawing is similar to two other works by Zucchi, The Ascension of Christ (Uffizi, Florence), and a horizontal sheet of Saint John and Saint Matthew each inscribed in a roundel (Louvre, Paris) (see E. Pillsbury, 'Drawings by Jacopo Zucchi' in Master Drawings, XII, no. 1, pl. 4b and 6). Pillsbury dates these two drawings to the end of the artist's time in Florence before he left for Rome in 1572, when his style was becoming looser and more fluid but was still influenced by his teacher, Giorgio Vasari (Pillsbury op. cit., p. 8).

    Provenance

    An unidentified collector's mark device.
    With C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf.