DANIELE CRESPI (Busto Arsizio or Milan c. 1598 – Milan 1630) CHRIST AMONG THE DOCTORS (1629-1630)
Pen, brown ink, washed in brown, heightened with white, squared in red chalk. 282 x 258 mm.
The drawing, unpublished, is preparatory for the fresco of same subject at the Certosa in Pavia. We know another drawing, for the same cycle of frescoes, which is strictly comparable for its technique to our sheet. That drawing, originally in the collection of Maria Christina queen of Sweden, is now at the Nationalmuseum Stockholm (inv. NMH 1086/1863).
REFERENCE: Nancy Ward Neilson, Daniele Crespi, Soncino (CR), 1996; for the Stockholm drawing see pag. 224, 82B, and cat. no. D 26, pag. 84.