Physically and emotionally drained, Taddeo
returns home, represented four times in this continuous
narrative. Exhausted and feverish, he falls
asleep beside a river, dreaming of painted Roman
palace facades. He awakes to a hallucination that the
stones on the riverbank are painted like the facades
of Polidoro, the artist he idolized. So powerful is the
delusion that he fills his traveling sack with the most
beautiful stones; at right, he continues on his way.
Curator Julian Brooks and artist Peter Zokosky describe this unusual drawing.