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Taddeo Zuccaro (1529 - 1566)

Lot 48: Taddeo Zuccaro (1529-1566)


January 27, 1999
New York, NY, US

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a high priest addressing a kneeling woman, who holds a tablet. Bears inscription in brown ink, bottom right: Taddeo Zuccaro. Pen and brown ink and wash. Squared for transfer in black chalk. 267 by 159mm. Provenance: Sir Thomas Lawrence (L.2445); Samuel Woodburn; Sir Thomas Phillipps; T. Fitzroy Fenwick; purchased from him in 1930 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach; The Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia; The British Rail Pension Fund; sale, in these Rooms, 11 January 1990, lot 27. Literature: J.A. Gere, 'The Lawrence-Phillips-Rosenbach Zuccaro Album', Master Drawings, vol. viii, no.2 (1970), p.133, no.25, pl.16a (as Studio of Zuccaro); J.A. Gere, 'Taddeo Zuccaro: Addenda and Corrigenda', Master Drawings, vol. xxxiii, no.3 (1995), p.279, no.147A, fig.56 (as Taddeo Zuccaro). In his 1995 article, Gere revised his opinion of the authorship of this drawing and concluded that the penwork and facial types were Taddeo's own. He also reattributed the related drawing also from the Rosenbach Foundation and published another one previously unknown (op. cit., 1995, p.258, no.82C, fig.35 and p.289, no.209B, fig.66). The drawings still cannot be related to a surviving composition.

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January 27, 1999, 12:00 AM EST

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