Studies for 'The Battle of Tunis' by Taddeo Zuccaro

A double sided drawing which relates to Taddeo's fresco of 'The Battle of Tunis' in the Sala Regia of the Vatican.


Recto: pen, brown ink, brown wash with lead white; Verso: black chalk
39.5 x 28.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £135,000)
Acquired in:
Maggs Bros

Stylistically the drawings compare well with late drawings by Taddeo.


Sir Peter Lely; private collector; Richardson sale, 1747; Foljambe family; by descent; Maggs Bros, 2000.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900

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