Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 545

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
(Florence 1551-1640 Florence)
A Fallen Soldier Attended by Two Figures.

Red chalk on cream laid paper. 160x255 mm; 6 1/4x10 inches.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts.

Empoli was an Italian Counter-Maniera (Counter-Mannerism) artist. Born in Florence as Jacopo Chimenti (Empoli being the birthplace of his father), he worked mostly in his native city. He apprenticed under Maso da San Friano. Like his contemporary Santi di Tito, he gravitated to a style often more crisp, less contorted and less crowded than Florentine mannerist predecessors like Vasari. After the 1620s, working in a manner atypical of Florentine artists at the time, he completed a series of exceptional still-life paintings.