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Taddeo Zuccaro (1529 - 1566)

Lot 44: *Taddeo Zuccaro


January 26, 2000
New York, NY, US

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1529-1566 THE MARRIAGE OF THE VIRGIN Two sheets joined together, bears inscription on both halves: Federico Zuccaro. Pen and brown ink and wash. 275 by 372mm. each; 275 by 745mm. together Provenance: Sir Thomas Lawrence (L.2445); Samuel Woodburn; Sir Thomas Philipps; T. Fitzroy Fenwick; purchased from him in 1930 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, The Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia; British Rail Pension Fund, sale, in these Rooms, 11 January 1990, lot 28 (as Taddeo). Literature: J.A. Gere, Taddeo Zuccaro, London 1969, p.202, no.213 (as Taddeo); J.A. Gere, 'The Lawrence-Phillips-Rosenbach Zuccaro Album', in Master Drawings, vol. VIII, no.2 (1970), p.133, no.28, pl.17a,b (as Studio of Taddeo). At the time of the British Rail sale, Mr. Gere returned to his original attribution of this drawing to Taddeo himself and dated it not earlier than the end of the 1550s. A version of the center part of the composition extensively reworked by Rubens, with an old attribution to Federico Zuccaro, is in the Louvre (4521; repr., Master Drawings, vol. III, no.1, 1965, pl.11).

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