On this day in 1609, Federico Zuccaro died in Ancona. One of the most influential painters of the late 16th century, Zuccaro was based in Rome but worked for a wide array of international patrons including the monarchs of England and Spain and the Duke of Florence. Zuccaro was a founding member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and in 1607 wrote the treatise, L’Idea de’ pittori, scultori ed architteti.
Reference: Liana De Girolami Cheney. “Zuccaro.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Adoration of the Magi, 1564, oil on canvas, San Francesco della Vigna, Venice
Assumption of the Virgin, c. 1566, oil on canvas, Museo Diocesano, Cortona
Oratorio del Gonfalone, 1573, fresco, Rome
Scene from the Last Judgment, Study for the Fresco Decoration of One of the Segments of the Cupola of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, 1576–79, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over red chalk on ecru paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1961.
Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccaro, Cupola, fresco, Florence Cathedral
The Life of Taddeo Zuccaro by Federico Zuccaro, ca. 1595, pen and brown ink and brown wash over black chalk and touches of red chalk