Sheet of studies including a Lutanist serenading a woman
Pseudo Pacchia; draughtsman; Italian artist, 16th cent.
circa 1530 circa 1520
pen and brown ink; medium
height, 297, mm
width, 217, mm
given; 2005; Gere, Charlotte
Henry Scipio Reitlinger, his sale, Sotheby's, 9 December 1953, part of lot 69; Herbert N. Bier; J.A. Gere; Mrs Charlotte Gere
One of a group of sixteen sheets of similar size, which were probably part of a sketchbook, which were in the Reitlinger sale as North Italian School. Drawings by the artist are in the British Museum, (1885-3-14-300; 1954-11-26-2; 1954-11-26-3) and the Art Institute in Chicago, (1993-196). Philip Pouncey, who coined the name of the Pseudo-Pacchia and who owned a drawing by him, considered the drawings to be stylistically consistent and Sienese, with affinities to Girolomo Pacchia (1477-1533) and to Giovanni Bazzi, il Sodoma (1477-1549). This example shows the characteristic gusto with which the Pseudo Pacchia draws, together with a rather more refined line than some of the other drawings in this group.
Italian 16th Century Drawings from British Private Collections. 1969
Venue: Merchants' Hall, Edinburgh
Notes: Edinburgh. The Merchant's Hall
Catalogue number: 81 pl. 61
Object Number: PD.1-2005
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 118376; input: 2005-02-03; modified: )