The purpose of the drawing has not been established, but is is squared in black chalk, possibly in preparation for engraving.
The Meeting of St Francis and St Dominic by Ciro Ferri, 16701679
© Scottish National Gallery
- Red & black chalk heightened with white
- 26 x 39 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,000 ( Total: £40,000)
- Acquired in:
- Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox
Ferri was the ablest and closest follower of his master, Pietra da Cortona. Part of a collection of Old Master drawings previously held at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.
Holkham Hall Sale, Christie's, 1991.