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Justice, Fortitude and Temperance
Cambiaso, Luca
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Cambiaso, Luca

Moneglia, Liguria, 1527 - El Escorial, Madrid, 1585

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Justice, Fortitude and Temperance

1550 - 1560. Wash, Pencil, Grey-brown ink on dark yellow paper.
Not on display

The composition, which shows the three Theological Virtues, was probably made with a painted composition in mind, though no such work survives. As Pérez Sánchez has argued, the style indicates a date around 1550-60, when the artist was still working in Genoa. Cambiaso treated the subject again at the end of his career in one of the frescoes in the choir of the Escorial, though the design of his latter composition is radically different from that of the present sheet.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Chicago, Art Services International, 2008, p.228

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Inventory number
Cambiaso, Luca
Justice, Fortitude and Temperance
1550 - 1560
Wash; Pencil; Grey-brown ink
Dark yellow paper
Height: 255 mm; Width: 406 mm
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., I Grandi Disegni Italiani Nelle Collezioni Di Madrid, Silvana Editoriale D'Arte, Milán, 1978, pp. nº 8.

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. 228.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Chicago, 2008, pp. 228.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 99.

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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