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St Anthony of Padua

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1555-1615 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barocci, Federico (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and sepia washed on grey paper, and heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.295

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 17

Physical description

St Anthony of Padua preaching to the animals. At the back, a study of two warriors dragging prisoners after their horses; Pen and sepia washed on grey paper, and heightened with white.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1555-1615 (made)

Artist/maker

Barocci, Federico (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and sepia washed on grey paper, and heightened with white

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 in, Width: 16 in

Object history note

Collections - Lord Arundel, Sir Peter Lely, Jonathan Richardson, junior, and Paul Sandby.

Descriptive line

Barocci, Federico; St Anthony of Padua preaching to the animals. At the back, a study of two warriors dragging prisoners after their horses; Pen and sepia washed on grey paper, and heightened with white; Bolognese School; ca. 1555-1615.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1979, p. 196.

The text is as follows:

? ZUCCARO, FEDERICO

426

Recto St Blaise (S. Biagio) blessing the animals

Verso Two mounted soldiers struggling with three men on foot
Pen and ink and wash heightened with white on blue paper
9 ¾ x 16 (248 x 406) Dyce 295

PROVENANCE Sir P. Lely (Lugt 2092, on verso); P. Sylvester (lugt 2108); J. Richardson, Sr (Lugt 2184); Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce catalogue, no. 295 (as Barocci)

The Dyce catalogue wongly identifies the saint as St Anthony of Padua. He preached to fishes, not animals, and he was neither bishop nore abbot. The old attribution to Barocci is unconvincing. The syle and handling seem to point in the direction of Zuccaro.

Materials

Pen; Sepia; Grey paper

Techniques

Drawing; Heightening; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Animals; Horses; Prisoners; Warriors

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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