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The Punishment of the Proud, study for Florence Cathedral; naked men and women descending into hell, with a three-headed winged Satan devouring naked bodies, surrounded by other demonic figures, with a skeletal figure to left
Pen and brown ink with brown wash and watercolour, over black chalk, with a strip of paper conjoined
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Height: 495 millimetres
Width: 755 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This and BM 1862,1011.189 and 190 (1862,1011.186; 1862,1011.188-191; 1863,0509.630-631 and 1953,0731.48) are related to the decoration of the cupola of Florence Cathedral painted by Federico Zuccaro in 1576-9. This drawing is for the lower part of the west face of the Cupola (the relevant section illustrated in Acidini Luchinat, II, p. 98, fig. 62).
Lit.: J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 303; N. Turner, in exhib. cat., BM, 'Florentine drawings of the sixteenth century', 1986, no. 165; C. Acidini Luchinat, 'Taddeo e Federico Zuccari, fratelli pittori del cinquecento', Milan, 1998, II, p. 118, n. 83 (as a copy after Federico Zuccaro)
Gere & Pouncey 1983
A study for the lower part of the West face of the Cupola. See 1862,1011.191.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986, BM, Florentine Drawings 16thC, no. 165
2003/4 Oct-Jan, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 'Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence around 1600'
2004 Jan-Mar, London, Colnaghi's, 'Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence around 1600'
2004 Mar-May, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, 'Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence around 1600'
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