Francesco CURRADI (1570 - 1661)
A Kneeling Saint Sold
Red chalk, with touches of white chalk, on blue-green paper. Inscribed Murillo at the lower left. Numbered 94 and inscribed Cav. Currado [crossed out] and (by another hand) Empoli florentin on the verso. Further inscribed St. Jacques / a la Sanguine rehausse de blanc / sur papier bleu on the verso.333 x 234 mm. (13 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)ENQUIRE
The model for this drawing may have been one of Curradi’s studio assistants. The same youth appears in several of the artist’s drawings from the posed model, including a number of figure studies in the Uffizi for the Last Judgment at Montesenario, all of which are stylistically comparable to the present sheet. Other drawings by Curradi of the same model are in the Frits Lugt Collection at the Fondation Custodia (Institut Néerlandais) in Paris, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, in private collections in Lisbon and Chicago, and elsewhere.