A Closer Look: Three Masters of Disegno

This section highlights the Museum’s rich holdings of drawings by three Italian painters—Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo—who were renowned as virtuoso draftsmen during their lifetimes. Each had fallen out of favor by the early twentieth century, when collectors like Dan Fellows Platt, Class of 1895, took advantage of their relative affordability and purchased large numbers of their drawings. Spanning three centuries and encompassing a variety of subjects and techniques, these selections provide a closer look at how these very different artists worked out their innovative ideas on paper.

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  • 5550
    Luca Cambiaso, Italian, 1527–1585
    Study for the Return of Ulysses, ca. 1565
    x1946-155
  • 8066
    Luca Cambiaso, Italian, 1527–1585
    Stigmatization of Saint Francis, early 1580s
    x1948-616
  • 8084
    Luca Cambiaso, Italian, 1527–1585
    Silenus Drinking, late 1540s
    x1948-627
  • 8101
    Luca Cambiaso, Italian, 1527–1585
    Sibyl with a Tablet, early 1550s
    x1948-640
  • 8120
    Luca Cambiaso, Italian, 1527–1585
    Sibyl Attended by a Genius Seated on a Cloud, mid-1550s
    x1948-654
  • 8152
    Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591 - 1666
    Study for Queen Semiramis Receiving News of the Revolt of Babylon, 1624
    x1948-727
  • 8161
    Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591 - 1666
    Study for the Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, 1635–36
    x1948-734
  • 6540
    Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591 - 1666
    Madonna and Child with St. Dominic, ca. 1616–17
    x1948-1267
  • 8747
    Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591 - 1666
    Study for Mucius Scaevola, ca. 1641–42
    x1949-49
  • 8752
    Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591 - 1666
    Bust of Bearded Man Wearing a Turban, ca. 1645–50
    x1949-62
  • 10405
    attributed to Giovanni Battista Montanaro, Genoa, active ca. 1600–1610
    Saint George and Saint Theodore, ca. 1600–1610
    x1962-52
  • 4713
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696–1770
    Woman and Satyr, ca. 1740
    x1944-18
  • 8211
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696–1770
    Faith, Hope, and Charity, mid-to late 1720s
    x1948-770
  • 7942
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696–1770
    Man in a Long Coat, mid-1740s–60s
    x1948-827
  • 7952
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696–1770
    Woman Holding a Platter, mid-1740s–60s
    x1948-831
  • 7970
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696–1770
    Roman Soldier, 1720–22
    x1948-842
  • 7971
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696–1770
    Ruggero Mounted on a Hippogriff, ca. 1757
    x1948-843