Astolfo PETRAZZI (Siena 1580 - Siena 1663)

The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

Pen and brown ink and brown wash, with framing lines in brown ink.
Inscribed Nasini on the verso. 
170 x 376 mm. (6 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.)


Philip Pouncey noted that the present sheet, which is a design for an overdoor painting or fresco, may be contemporary with two similar drawings by Petrazzi, depicting A Franciscan Monk Preaching and Figures Praying before a Tomb, both now in the Louvre.

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 15 December 1969, lot 339 (as Federico Zuccaro)
Dr. C. Richartz, Rotterdam
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1992
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.

Philip Pouncey, ‘Trois nouveaux dessins de Rutilio Manetti et une hypothèse sur Astolfo Petrazzi’, Revue de l’Art, 1971, p.71, note 20, fig.18; New York and London, Colnaghi, Master Drawings, exhibition catalogue, 1992, unpaginated, no.28; Mario di Giampaolo, ed., Philip Pouncey: Raccolta di scritti (1937-1985), Rimini, 1994, p.133, note 20, illustrated p.138, fig.18.


The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes


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