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Pallas Athena Shows Taddeo the Prospect of Rome
Federico Zuccaro (Italian, about 1541 - 1609)
Pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, over red chalk
42 x 16.2 cm (16 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
Dressed in her armor, plumed helmet, and shield, Minerva, goddess of learning and the arts, welcomes Taddeo Zuccaro to Rome; he in turn marvels at the city laid out before him. Federico Zuccaro set the scene on the road to the north of the city with one of the city gates just down the road. The church of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Pantheon, and the Coliseum are all visible in the distance. Federico drew his brother in typical peasant costume, wearing stockings probably made from wool or linen cloth and cut to the shape of the leg. A short-sleeved tunic labeled with his name along the bottom covers his body, and he carries his belongings rolled in a cloth on his back.
Taddeo Zuccaro: An Artist's Life in Renaissance Rome (June 15 to August 29, 1999)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 15 to August 29, 1999, (Cat.)
Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro: Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome (October 2, 2007 to January 6, 2008)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 2, 2007 to January 6, 2008, (Cat. 3)