ATTRIBUTED TO MICHELE LUCCHESE
THE CULT OF DIANA OF EPHESUS
Red chalk on laid paper, with grapes watermark
Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 11 1/4 in. (27 x 28.6cm)
Koller Auctions, Zurich, sale of March 31, 2017, lot 3406.Private Collection, New York, New York.
The present work may be an earlier drawing (in reverse with differences) for the model of an engraving by Lucchese in 1554, after Polidoro da Caravaggio's painting for the facade of the Palazzo Gaddi on the via del Maschera d'Oro, Rome (for print, see Nagler 11, Passavant Le Peintre-Graveur, Leipzig, 1860, VI, p. 168, no. 14).
Sold for $750 (buyer's premium included)