Against his father's wishes, fourteen-year-old
Taddeo leaves his provincial hometown of
Sant'Angelo in Vado to seek fame and fortune as
an artist in Rome. He is accompanied by two
guardian angels. The artist of this drawing,
Federico, depicts himself clinging to his motherís
skirt: Taddeo and Federico were two of eight
(possibly nine) children.
Curators Lee Hendrix and Julian Brooks describe the series and the link between Federico and Taddeo.