Federico Zuccaro

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Federico Zuccaro
approximately 1540-1609
Submission of Emperor Frederick Barabarossa to Pope Alexander III in Venice
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
10 3/8 x 8 7/16 inches (263 x 213 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.

Taddeo Zuccaro was commissioned to redecorate the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in the Ducal Palace in Venice, which had been destroyed by fire in 1577. He was to paint the large and important fresco, "Frederick Barbarossa submitting to Pope Alexander III" as a replacement for a work by Titian destroyed by the fire.


Inscribed on verso, at lower center, in pen and brown ink, visible in transmitted light, "federico Zucchari".
Watermark: on old lining paper, Bird on three monti inside circle, surmounted by "M".

Padre Sebastiano Resta (1635-1714), Milan and Rome; Lord John Somers (1650-1716), England; Jean-Denis Lempereur (1701-1779), Paris; Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (1769-1830; Lugt 2445); Samuel Woodburn, London (1786-1853; no mark; see Lugt 2584); Lawrence-Woodburn sale, London, Christie's, 4-8 June 1860, lot 1074 (one of several drawings); Sir Thomas Phillips, London (1792-1872; no mark; see Lugt S. 924b); Mrs. Katherine Fenwick; by descent to T. Fitzroy Phillips Fenwick (1856-1938), Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham; A.S.W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia (1876-1952); purchased in New York in 1953 by Janos Scholz (1903-1993; no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
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Resta, Sebastiano, former owner.
Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716, former owner.
Lempereur, Jean-Denis, 1701-1779, former owner.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Woodburn, Samuel, 1785 or 1786-1853 former owner.
Phillips, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Fenwick, Katherine, former owner.
Fenwick, Thomas FitzRoy Phillipps, 1856-1938, former owner.
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.


Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 123.
Selected references: Venice 1957, 25, no. 25; Oakland and San Francisco 1959, no. 83; Gere 1970, 132, no. 21, pl. 14; Washington and elsewhere 1974-75, no. 31; Maiskaja 1980, 63; Held 1981, 173, 177; Fellows Report 20 1984, 318; Milwaukee and New York 1989-90, no. 86; New York and Chicago 1994, no. 85; Acidini Luchinat 1999, 2:132-34, 150n79, fig. 23; Cocke 2001, 47n38; Rosand 2012, fig. 294; Lorenzoni 2015, 100-111; Lorenzoni 2016, no. 16; New York and Washington 2018-19, 203n31.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 185-186.
J.A. Gere, "The Lawrence-Phillips-Rosenbach 'Zuccaro Album'," Master Drawings, VIII, 1970, 132, no. 21, pl. 14.
Oberhuber, Konrad, and Dean Walker. Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings From the Collection of János Scholz. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, no. 11, rep. (includes previous bibliography and exhibitions).
János Scholz, Italian Master Drawings, 1350-1800, from the János Scholz Collection, New York, 1976, no. 65, repr.

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