Attributed to Luca Cambiaso

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Attributed to Luca Cambiaso
Standard Bearer
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper; framing lines in pen and brown ink.
10 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (276 x 185 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.

Very faintly inscribed at lower left, in graphite, "Cambiaso"; on verso at upper center, in graphite, "No 63"; at lower right, in pencil, "oudpapier / als AvanDyk".
Watermark: Pilgrim, holding staff, inside circle, above letters "GR". Similar to Briquet 7593 (Draguignan, Provence, Cote d'Azur, 1561), standing man wearing hat.

Sale, Paris (according to Weitzner), as Annibale Carracci; Julius H. Weitzner (1896-1986), New York and London (owned jointly with Robert Lehel), from whom purchased.

Another version of this composition is in Stockholm, where it is attributed to Giulio Benso (Bjurström 1979, no. 297). A further drawing, since destroyed, showing a standard bearer followed by a dog, was in the Istituto Jovellanos in Gijon, where it was catalogued as by Luca Cambiaso (Perez Sanchez 1969, no. 167). Yet another drawing of a standard bearer, in this instance with a raised flag, was on the London art market (Sotheby’s, London, 7 December 1987, lot 139).


Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 135.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958 & 1959. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1959, p. 93.


Associated name: Giulio Benso, 1592-1668.

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Benso, Giulio, 1592-1668, associated name.
Weitzner, Julius, -1986, former owner.
Lehel, Robert, former owner.

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