Francesco Montelatici CECCO BRAVO (Florence 1601 - Innsbruck 1661)
Two Standing Figures
Red and black chalk.
131 x 109 mm. (5 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
The present sheet is a splendid example of Cecco Bravo’s distinctive manner of drawing, characterized by the use of a combination of red and black chalk and a feathery, seemingly insubstantial depiction of form; an idiosyncratic technique that, in the words of one scholar, ‘challenged the rigor of Florentine disegnoin its fine disregard for contour.’
The Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, Balcarres House, Colinsburgh, Fife
Thence by descent to a private collection.