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Angels with swords pushing down condemned souls to hell, from an album lettered "STUDIO/DI DISSEGNI/DI GIACOMO/PALMA" on the front cover, containing 136 drawings of mainly religious subjects
Pen and brown ink, touched with brown wash, over black chalk
Verso: A seated hermit saint holding a cruficix, a prone body, St Lucy being pulled by oxen and men, and a half-length nude male figure
Pen and brown ink, touched with brown wash
- Production date
- 1594-1599 (circa)
Height: 327 millimetres
Width: 257 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Curator's Comment for 1862,0809.1.
Stefania Mason Rinaldi suggested that this may be related to the Borghese 'Fall of the Rebel Angels', but this is improbable due to the fact that some of the figures in the drawing are clearly female. It is more likely to be a study for the 'Last Judgement' of c.1594-9 in the Sala dello Scrutinio in the Palezzo Ducale, Venice (S. Mason Rinaldi, Milan 1984, no. 539, pp. 142-3, fig. 213). 1862-8-9-16 and 17 in the album are probably for the same painting.
Lit: S. Mason Rinaldi, Arte Veneta, XXVII, 1973, pp. 128-9; S. Mason Rinaldi, 'Palma il Giovane, l'opera Completa', Milan, 1984, under no. 249, p. 106, no. D 66, p. 157, fig. 556.
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