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The punishment of the Avaricious, study for Florence Cathedral; naked men and women descending into hell, being tortured by demonic figures, including a man pinned down with a pitchfork, and a woman with a money-bag tied around her neck
Pen and brown ink with brown wash and watercolour, over black chalk, with a strip of paper conjoined
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Height: 511 millimetres
Width: 755 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This and BM 1862,1011.188 and 190 (1862,1011.186; 1862,1011.188-191; 1863,0509.630-631 and 1953,0731.48) are related to the decoration of the octagonal Cupola of Florence Cathedral painted by the artist in 1576-79.
Lit: J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 304; N. Turner, in exhib. cat., BM, 'Florentine drawings of the sixteenth century', 1986, no. 166; J. Mundy, in exhib. cat., Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum and New York, National Academy of Design, 'Renaissance into Baroque: Italian Master Drawings by the Zuccari 1550-1600', 1989, under no. 66, p. 212; 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 South West face of the Cupola. See 1862,1011.191.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986, BM, Florentine Drawings 16thC, no. 166
1992 Oct-Dec, UEA, 'Florentine Drawings' (no cat.)
2016-17, Oct-Jan, Suzhou, 'Italian Renaissance Drawings', no. 17.
2019 11 Apr-30 Jun, Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 'Italian Renaissance Drawings'
2021-2022 3 Sept – 20 Feb, Beijing, MWOODS, Italian Renaissance Drawings
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