5 July 2005
Francesco Rustici, il Rustichino (Rome circa 1575-1626 Siena)
The Death of Lucretia
with inscription 'Rustichino 46 qu... sei' on the backing
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, squared in red chalk
7¾ x 10 3/8 in. (197 x 262 mm.)
Louis Maudet, his mark (not in Lugt).
Nicos Dhikeos, his mark (not in Lugt).
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The present drawing is a study with variations for Rustichino's picture datable after 1620 in the Uffizi, illustrated in the Dizionario enciclopedico Bolaffi dei Pittori e degle Incisori Italiani, Turin, 1975, X, p. 80.
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