(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.