Simone Cantarini

Study for the Madonna del Rosario

c. 1637
This artist, who died young, was a student of Guido Reni, but was equally attracted to the style of the Carracci. This drawing represents the iconic, non-narrative subject of the Virgin and Child attended in glory by angels. It may relate to an altarpiece now in the Fano museum in which two saints are depicted in the lower foreground. The inscription relates to the artist's birthplace and to his alias, "il Pesarese".
Title
Study for the Madonna del Rosario
Date
c. 1637
Medium
Drawing
Materials
red chalk on laid paper, laid down on laid paper, with false margins
Dimensions
25.1 x 18.4 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Purchased 1973
Accession number
17182