Marco MARCHETTI (Faenza (?) 1528 - Faenza 1588)
Study for a Massacre of the Innocents: A Roman Soldier with a Mother and Child [recto]; A Group of Draped Women and Children [verso]
Pen and brown ink and brown wash.
The verso in red chalk and red wash.
Illegibly inscribed at the lower left.
195 x 133 mm. (7 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.)
The verso of the present sheet is a typical example of Marco da Faenza’s animated draughtsmanship, which is characterized by fluid penwork and areas of soft brown wash. Like many of his drawings, it displays something of the influence of the artists with whom he worked in Rome during the 1570s and 1580s, notably Raffaellino da Reggio and Cesare Nebbia.
Liliane Fredericks, London, in 2004
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.