God the Father

A work made of black chalk, heightened with white gouache, squared in black chalk, on gray-brown laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, heightened with white gouache, squared in black chalk, on gray-brown laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1567/70

Artist:

Bernardino Campi
Italian, 1522-1591

About this artwork

Initially unattributed, this drawing was owned by the renowned Italian drawings scholar Philip Pouncey, who found it was a study for the central fresco executed by Bernardino Campi in the dome of San Sigismondo in Cremona between 1567 and 1570. Born in Cremona and trained in Mantua and Milan, Campi must have recalled the ceiling frescoes of Michelangelo and Correggio in his powerful evocation of God the Father.

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Artist

Bernardino Campi

Title

God the Father

Origin

Italy

Date

1567–1570

Medium

Black chalk, heightened with white gouache, squared in black chalk, on gray-brown laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Dimensions

212 x 368 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.908

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