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A Soul Rescued by an Angel; sketch from the fresco of the Last Judgement in the Campo Santo at Pisa.
Grey wash, with pen and black ink.
- Production date
- 1754 - 1756
Height: 10.50 centimetres (Image)
Width: 16 centimetres (Image)
- Curator's comments
- From an album of two hundred and thirty-two drawings made by George Keate on a tour of France, Italy and Switzerland from 1754-56. For a full description and comment, see 1878,0209.106 (which is the title page, drawn Robert Adam).
Laid down on the same album page as 1878,0209.179
Keate produced this drawing as a copy of the original fresco of the 'Last Judgement' in the Campo Santo, Pisa. Vasari had attributed this fresco to the fourteenth-century Italian artist Orcagna (1308-1368) and other frescoes elsewhere in the Campo Santo (a cycle depicting the story of Job) to Giotto di Bondone (ca. 1266-1337). Though the authorship of the 'Last Judgement' is still disputed, the two main contenders are the Master of the Triumph of Death and Buffalmacco.
In the original work many souls can be seen being pulled into heaven or into hell. Keate has selected a small detail of this large, complex painting.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1996/7 Oct-Jane London, Tate Gallery, Grand Tour (open at 304)
1997 Feb-Apr Rome, Pal Esposizione, Grand Tour (open at 304)
2000 May-Sep, BM P&D, 'A Noble Art', no.123 (open at 106,107,318,336)
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