Angels and putti making music in the clouds: design for a vault

Comparable to a drawing formerly with Kate Ganz (see Master Drawings 1500-1900, 7, 1989, no. 7). The attribution of the Ganz drawing was proposed by Aidan Weston-Lewis and confirmed by Dr. Catherine Johnston. Dr. Babette Bohn confirmed the attribution of the present drawing to Massari when it appeared at auction in 1990.

Signature: With inscription 'Lodovico Carracci del/d'après la couppole/Peinte/d'Antonio da Coreggio f.'

An unidentified collector's mark (L.2501c).

Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 10 January 1990, lot 43.

About Lucio Massari

Italian, 1569-1633, Bologna, Italy, based in Bologna, Italy