Record details

  • generalData.authorNameInListings
    Giovanni Battista Castello, llamado Il Bergamasco el Bergamasco (1526 o 1527-1569)
  • generalData.title
    La Paz, an encounter between two characters
  • generalData.creationDate
    c. 1560
  • technicalData.measurements
    200 x 285 mm
  • technicalData.description
    Pen and brown ink wash.
    Inscription in pencil with modern writing in the lower central part: "Bergamasco".
  • technicalData.complementaryDescription
    Giovanni Battista was a versatile artist—architect, painter, sculptor, designer of stuccos, tapestries and engravings—and one of the great Italian artists of the mid-16th century, who knew how to capture the desire for magnificence of the rich merchant nobility of Genoa during a period of great architectural renewal of the city.
    This drawing, made using a light and very fast graphic ductus, represents the meeting of two characters surrounded by soldiers: perhaps it shows the scene of reconciliation between the heads of two opposing factions shaking hands in a sign of peace. The graphic delicacy and pictorial nature of the composition suggest that this drawing could be the initial study for a fresco rather than an easel painting, although there is no evidence of any work by Castello in this regard.
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