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Lazzaro Tavarone (Genoa 1556-1641)
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pen and brown ink, brown wash
13½ x 9½ in. (34.3 x 24.2 cm.)
Unidentified collector's mark (L. 3636).

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A copy after a drawing by Luca Cambiaso (1527–1585) in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon (Inv. 3058D; B. Suida Manning and W. Suida, Luca Cambiaso: la vita e le opere, Milan, 1958, p. 176, fig. 330). Tavarone is known to have been the favourite pupil of Cambiaso and Jonathan Bober has pointed out that the 'especially economical construction and regular touch' and the drawing's 'unusual [..] quality' are typical of Tavarone's draughtsmanship.

We are grateful to Jonathan Bober for his assistance in cataloguing this drawing and for confirming the attribution to Tavarone on the basis of a digital photograph.

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