This sheet of vigorous, exploratory studies provides evidence of Venetian drawing practice in the baroque age and is convincingly attributed to Maffei.
Sheet of figure studies by Francesco Maffei, mid 17th century
© Ashmolean Museum
- Pen & brown ink & wash
- 23.5 x 34 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,000 ( Total: £20,500)
- Acquired in:
The figure studies do not relate to specific figures in known paintings by Maffei, but some motifs are similar.
F Lehmann, Berlin; Private collection, London; Sotheby's, New York, 2001; Agnew's, London.