Teodoro Ghisi (Mantua 1536 – 1601): Three Apostles - Study for a Lunette in the Funerary Chapel of Charles II of Augsburg at Seckau
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, white heightening, squared in black chalk
255 x 405 mm (10 x 16 in.)
Inscription in pen and brown ink bottom right: "Camillo Procaccino"
Paraphe and number in pen and brown ink bottom right: "11"
Inscription in pen and brown ink bottom left: "S 4"
Inscription in pen and brown ink verso center: "518 / Brioti"
Numbered in pen and brown ink verso bottom center: "20"
Provenance: Unknown collection (not in Lugt); Unidentified collection (L.311a); Private collection, France
Stefano L’Occaso, “Disegni e dipinti a Mantova alla fine del XVI secolo“,
in Arte Manierismo, 2018, p. 73, n°12, illus.
The present drawing is preparatory for the ceiling of the mortuary chapel of Charles II of Augsburg and his wife Marie de Bavière in the abbey church of Seckau in Austria. The execution of our drawing can be situated around 1588-1589, dates of the execution of the decoration of the chapel by Teodoro Ghisi.
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