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Martyrdom of St. Laurence
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
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Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)

Martyrdom of St. Laurence

XVI century. Wash, Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper.
Not on display

The composition resembles in reverse the lower half of Cambiaso´s great altarpiece in the monastery of San Lorenzo, El Escorial (now Sala de Capas), painted in Genoa and dispatched in 1581, two years before the artist himself transferred to Spain as court painter to Philip II. The altarpiece did not remain for long over the high altar of the basilica, being substituted at some point between 1586 and 1588 by another by Federico Zuccaro (1540/41-1609); this is turn was replaced by a third by Pellegrino Tibaldi (1527-1596). Other variants for the design of this section of the composition, apparently autograph, include drawings in the Palazzo Rosso, Genoa (inv. no. D-1853); and the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London (inv. no. 14).

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Virginia, Art Services International, 2008, p.256-257

Technical data

Inventory number
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
Martyrdom of St. Laurence
XVI century
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Height: 242 mm; Width: 355 mm
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Suida Manning, Bertina, Luca Cambiaso. La Vita e Le Opere, Ceschina, Milán, 1958, pp. 114 y 125.

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. 256.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Virginia, 2008, pp. 256-257.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 556.

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

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