Study of a Massing of Figures
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Identification & Creation
Attributed to Ludovico Lipparini (1800-1856)
Study of a Massing of Figures in the Style of Correggio
Red chalk on laid paper
4 1/2 in. h X 7 in. w
Inscriptions & Annotations:
Annotated 19 (graphite)
Light surface grime and staining, generally intact and stable
Acquisition & Rights
Cornell College, Gift of Robert Sonnenschein II
Ludovico Lipparini (1802-1856) is known to have had a particular interest in Corregio (1489-1534). Lipparini was a professor of painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia starting in 1838. Corregio was one of the leading artists of the Italian Renaissance, so Lipparini might have gotten his interest in him with his academic background. Lipparini was known mostly for history and portrait paintings. This drawing of a group of figures could be a study of a history painting with a group of figures, but a bit more research needs to be done to confirm any of this information.