30. Attributed to Lodovico Cardi, called Cigoli

San Miniato 1559 – 1613 Rome

Studies of Arms and Drapery

The author of this drawing focused on the elegant simplic­ity of the hands which, protruding from full sleeves, are holding a cloak. The tapering fingers and the combination of the three colours of chalk on blue paper probably explain why the name of Cigoli has been suggested. In any case, the drawing is certainly Florentine and contempo­rary with this artist. A sheet in the Louvre, attributed to Francesco Curradi, gives further evidence of the attention constantly paid to such details by Italian artists.