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.)

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Literature:
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.

16th Century North Italian School

Four Studies of Venetian Galleys

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