The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Collection <Back
Huntsman on Horseback Chasing a Stag in a Wood, Watched by a Maiden
Il Bergamasco
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Il Bergamasco

Gandino, Bergamo, 1509 - Madrid, 1569

See author's file

Huntsman on Horseback Chasing a Stag in a Wood, Watched by a Maiden

Second third of the XVI century. Wash, Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper. Not on display

The traditional attribution to Castello, which appears in an old inscription on the reverse of the mount, needs to be taken seriously. Not only is the pen work reminiscent of Castello´s handling of the medium, but also there are some echoes in style of Castello´s pen studies from a recently rediscovered album of drawings by the master in a private collection (Newcome, 1995, pp. 197-208). Especially similar are some of the drawings of natural-history subjects, which recall the sensitive handling of the trees and foliage in the Prado drawing. On the other hand, as David Scrase (2003) has mentioned, the drawing has a distinctly Florentine flavor, as seen in the figure types, most notably the young man on horseback. His physiognomy, as well as his drapery, recalls pen-and-ink studies by or attributed to Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605) and Agostino Ciampelli (1565-1630). Up until now, neither the authorship nor the subject matter of this good drawing has been resolved. Both the rearing horse and the stag, which were first roughed in several times in black chalk before the final form was decided upon, seem to have given the artist some trouble (Text drawn from Turner, N.: From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International-Museo Nacional del Prado, 2008, p. 88).

Technical data

Inventory number
D001852
Author
Il Bergamasco
Title
Huntsman on Horseback Chasing a Stag in a Wood, Watched by a Maiden
Date
Second third of the XVI century
Technique
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Support
Paper
Dimension
Height: 155 mm.; Width: 240 mm.
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos. Dibujos italianos del siglo XVI (por Nicholas Turner, con la colaboración de José Manuel Matilla), V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 88, 291.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Chicago, 2008, pp. 88, 291.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 1276.

Exhibitions +

De Miguel Ángel a Annibale Carracci. Un siglo de Dibujos Italianos en el Museo del Prado
25.10.2008 - 26.07.2009

Un siglo de dibujos italianos en el Museo del Prado. De Miguel Ángel a Annibale Carracci
Madrid
23.11.2004 - 13.02.2005

Update date: 30-07-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

Other works by Il Bergamasco

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.

Up