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The dead Christ supported by the Virgin and St John the Evangelist; three-quarter length to front, circular
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white, on pink-red prepared paper
- Production date
Height: 86 millimetres
Width: 87 millimetres (corners cut)
- Curator's comments
- Cristina Acidini Luchinat dates this to the end of the artist's life.
Lit.: J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 315; C. Acidini Luchinat, 'Taddeo e Federico Zuccari, fratelli pittori del cinquecento', Milan, 1998, II, p. 252, fig. 46
Gere & Pouncey 1983
The attribution to Federico borne by the drawing when acquired is certainly correct.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1854,0628.81 to 117 were purchased from Tiffin and the register records that they were all drawings that he had bought on his own account at the Woodburn sale. The Bill Book gives prices and agrees that all of them came from the Woodburn sale. Neither source gives the lot numbers. These have been added to the records when they are obvious. The small dimensions of the drawings 1854,0628.89 to 110 and their shared English provenance of Lely and/or Richardson would suggest that they come from a common source, perhaps lot 1550 in the Woodburn sale 23 June 1854 ('A scrap-book, containing a numerous collection of small Italian studies' bought bt Tiffin £3-15-0).
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