Acquired from the deceased estate of a private collector in Southern California. Works by Spada, and especially drawings are extremely rare and seldom ever turn up on the market. This work is executed in ink on paper, which is very thin.The paper has been attached to a sturdier mounting paper, most likely in the mid 20th century. An annotation in graphite on the back of this mounting paper reads Lionel Spada. There is writing in Italian in the upper areas of the artwork, but it is illegible to me. Approximately 9 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches including the matting. Actual artwork is approximately 4 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches. The last photo is another example of another known drawing by Leonello Spada. Leonello Spada was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in Rome and his native city of Bologna, where he became known as one of the followers of Caravaggio. 1609 to Rome where fell under spell of Caravaggio.
1614 back in Bologna (where given the nickname'Scimmia del Caravaggio'). In 1617 to Parma working for the Farnese, where increasingly influenced by the work of Correggio.
Leonello Spada (15761622) was born in Sassuolo near Modena and earned his first fame as a quadratura painter, working with Girolamo Curti. And later joined the Carracci's Accademia degli Incamminati.Sometime around 1608, he went to Malta, summoned to paint frescoes in the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St John. There he met Caravaggio, on the run after murdering a man, although according to Malvasia, the biographer of Bolognese artists (and disliker of Caravaggio), the two had met previously in Rome and Caravaggio used Spada as a model in his great. Death of John the Baptist. (in Valletta Cathedral), locking him in his room to keep him from running away. The item "Antique 17th c Italian Old Master Drawing Painting Anatomical, Leonello Spada" is in sale since Thursday, February 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.