Artist Among the Ruins

drawing by the famous artist Antonio Zucchi

The Italian neoclassical painter Antonio Zucchi (1726-1795) is most well known for his architectural paintings and his drawings and paintings of the ancient ruins found in Italy. This drawing, completed with pen and brown ink and using brown wash and highlighed with white gouache shows an artist directing his models where to sit on a fallen column so that he can incorporate them into his work. It’s a fun and almost humorous peak at how an artist works.

To learn more about the artist and see more of his work, please visit our Antonio Zucchi biography.