Bartolom Carducho* (c.1560-1609)
Saint Carlo Borromeo praying at an Altar with two Angels, experiencing a vision of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane
pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (slightly oxidized), minor losses, in an elaborate late 18th Century garland limewood frame, carved with leaves and symbolic fruits, inserted in a gilded frame with a pediment
6 x 4.1/8 in. (156 x 105 mm.)
Carducho executed a number of drawing with a similar dark ground and a strong chiaroscuro, some of which are at the Courtauld Institue, London, The Prado in Madrid and the Uffizi, Florence, D. Angulo & A.E. Prez Snchez, Spanish Drawings 1400-1600, London, 1975, nos. 95, 97-8, 100, pls. XXX and XXXIII.