CIRCLE OF LUIGI SABATELLI (Florence 1772 - Milan 1850) THE BINDING OF PROMETHEUS
Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on wove paper; 480 x 330 mm. Inscribed in pencil at the right bottom corner 'Sabatelli?'.
There is an obvious connection between this powerful drawing and the draughtsmanship of Luigi Sabatelli. However, the characteristic of the hatching are quite different from those of Luigi, usually much more refined. So I am inclined to attribute the drawing to one of Luigi's sons, who where all painters and draftsmen in the footsteps of their father: Francesco (Florence 1803 - Milan 1830), Giuseppe (Milan 1813 - Florence 1843), Luigi il Giovane (Milan 1818 - 1899), Gaetano (? - Milan, after 1893).