Jacopo Negretti known as Palma Il Giovane
Venice, 1544 – 1628
Saint Lucia, Saint Roch and Saint Sebastian
Pen, brown ink and heightened white gouache on gray paper. Squared with black chalk.
340 x 190 mm – 13 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.
Signed and dated in pen lower left: GP Palma 1621 genaio.
On the back inscription: G.P.n°: 12
Provenance: Venice, Zaccaria Sagredo collection, inscription on the back G. P. n° 12 (L. 2103a) – Paris, private collection – Paris, Audap-Mirabeau sale, November 17, 2015, n° 13.
This drawing comes from the collection of the Venetian Zaccaria Sagredo, it bears on the back an inscription “G. P. n° 12” and traces of the old miter mounting.
Born into a family of artists, Jacopo Negretti, known as Palma Giovane, received his artistic training from his father Antonio and his great-uncle Palma Vecchio. Sent to Rome by his first patron, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, he was introduced to painting by studying the works of Michelangelo and Mannerist painters such as the Zuccari brothers between 1568 and 1572. Back in Venice, greatly influenced by Titian and Tintoretto, he obtained his first public commission after the fire of the Doge’s Palace in 1577: three paintings for the ceiling of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio. After the death of the great Venetian masters – Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto – he took a prominent place in Venice and was entrusted with the main works in the city and in Veneto between 1580 and 1620.
Condition report – Very good general condition