A seated Man writing on a Tablet, turning back to a woman
With inscription ‘C. Firri’.
Red, black and white chalk on light brown paper.
8 x 6 5/8 inches (204 x 170 mm.).
Dr. E. Peart (L. 891).
With Richard Day, London.
This drawing was probably drawn around 1660-70 in Rome. It shows the influence of Tuscan artists
active in Rome such as Pietro da Cortona and Giovanni Maria Morandi, but also that of Carlo Maratta, probably the most influential artist in Rome after the death of Cortona in 1669.