Mythological Scene

Lattanzio Gambara

Brescia, 1530 -1574


Pen and brown ink, brown watercolour, ceruse on ochre coloured paper, squared grid in black chalk.

Traditionally attributed to the Brescian painter Lattanzio Gambara, this drawing depicting an unidentified mythological scene appears to have been made in preparation for the frescoes destined for the Case del Gambero fa├žades in Brescia (now at the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo). It is dated after 1556, year in which the houses were finished under architect Ludovico Beretta.