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The Judgement of Paris / Legs and Torso of a Nude Man
Giordano, Luca (Copy Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari))
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Giordano, Luca (Copy Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari))

The Judgement of Paris / Legs and Torso of a Nude Man

Second half of the XVII century. Wash, Pencil, Pencil ground, Red chalk, Grey-brown ink on yellow paper. Not on display

The composition is that of a lost painting of the subject by Veronese, carried out for the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice, the appearance of which is known from an engraving published in 1691. A painted version of the same composition, from the School of Veronese, is in the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg. The Lewisburg picture corresponds in all essentials to the design of the Prado copy.

the free pen-and-wash style of the drawing is strongly reminiscent of the work of Luca Giordano, and it is not impossible that he may have made the copy while in Spain, where he would also have written the (Spanish) inscription crediting Veronese as the inventor of the composition. Andreas Lobo de Antunes has kindly pointed out to me that a painting of The Judgement of Paris, from the School of Veronese, belonged to the Spanish Royal Collection at the time that Giordano was active there.

The verse shows a fragment of an academy and is not necessarily by the same hand as the recto.

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Inventory number
D001561
Author
Giordano, Luca (Copy Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari))
Title
The Judgement of Paris / Legs and Torso of a Nude Man
Date
Second half of the XVII century
Technique
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Red chalk; Grey-brown ink
Support
Yellow paper
Dimension
Height: 241 mm.; Width: 294 mm.
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931; I. Brun

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos, V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 412.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Chicago, 2008, pp. 412.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 1750.

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Update date: 30-04-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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