CESARE NEBBIA (Orvieto c. 1536 - c. 1614) SAINT LUKE
Pen and brush with brown ink, heightened with white, over traces in black chalk. Brownish paper; on an old mounting, which bears on the back numbering and attribution to Nebbia written in pen. The drawing 146 x 107 mm. The mounting 190 x 164 mm.
The old attribution seems acceptable, comparing the handling of pen and wash in this drawing at the Louvre, (RF 574, Recto). Is to be noted that the way of sketching the heads of the warriors in the background of the Louvre drawing is the same used for the head of our Saint Luke.