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Crew Abandoning Ship (recto) Sketches of Corinthian Columns (verso)

A work made of pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1600

Artist:

Lazzaro Tavarone
Italian, 1556-1641

About this artwork

This sheet presents a series of studies of ships in different action scenes. In the upper left, Tavarone rendered a ship in full sail with the whole crew depicted. To the right, fainter strokes render the outlines of other vessels mid-sail. In the sheet’s dramatic lower register, a vessel lilts far on its right side, while sailors bend under the weight of the items they carry off board the sinking ship. For the small, mercantile city-state of Genoa, shipwrecks were events of commercial and political consequence. They served as a reminder of the risky and uncertain fortunes of a society built on maritime trade.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lazzaro Tavarone

Title

Crew Abandoning Ship (recto) Sketches of Corinthian Columns (verso)

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1598–1602

Medium

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Cambiaso"; lower right, in graphite: "532 / 532"; inscribed verso, lower left, in graphite: "... 17. 7bre 1829"

Dimensions

37.4 × 27 cm (14 3/4 × 10 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.2238R

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