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Raffaellino MOTTA da REGGIO ( 1550 - 1578), La Circoncision
Ref : 110931
17 000 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Artist :
Raffaellino MOTTA da REGGIO ( 1550 – 1578)
Provenance :
Medium :
Pen and brown ink wash
Dimensions :
l. 7.28 inch X H. 6.5 inch
Galerie Tarantino

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Raffaellino MOTTA da REGGIO ( 1550 - 1578), La Circoncision

Pen and brown ink wash
165 x 185 mm
Annotated "Federigo Zuccaro".
Raffaellino MOTTA da REGGIO (Codemondo, 1550 - Rome, 1578),

Provenance: Private collection, Paris

Comparative bibliography: J. A. Gere and Philip Pouncey, Italian Drawings, Artists working in Rome - 1550 to 1640, British Museum, London 1983, p. 148, n. 237, pl. 228

Raffaello Motta, known as Raffaellino da Reggio, was an artist of Emilian origin, as his nickname suggests. Initially trained by Lelio Orsi, he moved to Rome in 1572, where he remained until the end of his short life in 1578. It was in the Eternal City that he became Giovanni de Vecchi's assistant for the decoration of Caprarola's Villa Farnese. He also took part in the Gonfalone Oratory project, delivering a fresco depicting Christ before Caiaphas. He also collaborated with Federico Zuccaro on the frescoes at Santa Maria dei Funari.

It is precisely Zuccaro's style that can be seen in this lovely sheet, once given to the master by the inscription in the lower right-hand corner. Raffaellino's works, which are extremely rare due to his brief career, are distinguished by the great sensitivity of the characters' expressions.

We would like to thank Mr. Marco Simone Bolzoni for his help in drafting this notice.

Galerie Tarantino


Drawing & Watercolor Renaissance