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Campi, Giulio
Seated Apostle, seen ‘di sotto in su’ (recto); Portion of a Head and a Cartouche Design (verso) Seated Apostle, seen ‘di sotto in su’ (recto); Portion of a Head and a Cartouche Design (verso)
1557 1557

Giulio Campi was part of a family of painters active in Cremona in the sixteenth century. Campi first studied with his father Galeazzo Campi, and later taught his two brothers, Antonio and Vincenzo. The Campi family was known for several important secular and religious commissions, including the decoration of the San Paolo Converso in Milan. Seated Apostle has been shown by Mario di Giampaolo to be a study for Giulio Campi’s Pentecost, a major fresco on the vault of the nave of San Sigismondo in Cremona. Campi absorbed a number of influences throughout his career, and his work is particularly indebted to Il Pordenone, Giulio Romano and Parmigianino. In this particular work, Campi likely used Correggio’s apostles on the drum of the Parma Duomo cupola as a source.

 
Campi, Giulio
Cremona, Italy 1502-Cremona, Italy 1572 Cremona, Italy 1502-Cremona, Italy 1572
Seated Apostle, seen ‘di sotto in su’ (recto); Portion of a Head and a Cartouche Design (verso) Seated Apostle, seen ‘di sotto in su’ (recto); Portion of a Head and a Cartouche Design (verso)
1557 1557
black chalk, heightened with white, squared in black chalk on blue grey paper black chalk, heightened with white, squared in black chalk on blue grey paper
height / width: 19.8 cm x 25.4 cm
Gift of Bayside Lakeshore Properties Ltd., Montreal, 1998 Gift of Bayside Lakeshore Properties Ltd., Montreal, 1998
41-018.11

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