16th Century North Italian School
Four Studies of Venetian Galleys Sold
Pen and brown ink, on light brown paper, laid down. Inscribed (by a 16th century hand) poppe della galea grossa, profilo della galea soffi(?) [partially cut off by the bottom edge of the sheet], la sua prora and la sua poppe beneath each of the galleys depicted. Further inscribed (by a different hand) di mano venetiana at the lower centre.277 x 401 mm. (10 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)ENQUIRE
Rick Scorza, ‘“À me pare, che siano fatte con diligenza”: Cosimo Bartoli, Giorgio Vasari, and an Extraordinary Venetian Drawing’, Master Drawings, Fall 2010, pp.341 ff.