CAMPI, Vincenzo
(b. ca. 1530, Cremona, d. 1591, Cremona)

Study for the "Ricotta Eaters"

Black pencil on brown paper, 205 x 192 mm
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

The technique used in this preparatory drawing confirms Campi's debt to Venetian art: he lays out the composition and evokes all the dynamism of the scene with only a few quick, dark, marks.