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The Virgin appearing to St Bernard who sits at a desk, with three further figures
Pen and brown ink, on grey paper
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Height: 175 millimetres
Width: 214 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Lit: A.E. Popham and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries', London, 1950, I, no. 231, II, pl. CXCVIII (with previous literature); E. Gabrielli, 'Cosimo Rosselli, catalogo ragionato', Turin, 2007, no. 63, p. 200 (as Workshop of Rosselli)
Popham & Pouncey 1950
When acquired, this drawing was ascribed to Albertinelli. Later, discovered by Wickhoff and Berenson under the name of Fra Bartolomeo, it was attributed by the former to Piero di Cosimo, by the latter to Cosimo Rosselli. It seems to us that Berenson's attribution is wholly convincing.
No picture connected with the drawing is known, but there exists in the Uffizi another drawing of the same subject, different in composition, which is regarded by Berenson (2388) as a faithful copy after Cosimo Rosselli.
Literature: BB 2385, fig. 401 and pl. lxxxi of 1st ed.; F. Wickhoff, Prussian Jahrbuch, xx (1899), p. 215; B. Degenhart, Burlington, lxi (1932), p. 11
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Thibaudeau acted as an agent for the British Museum at the Russell sale in December 1884, see 1885,0509.1574-1607. Some of the other drawings Thibaudeau purchased at the same sale were subsequently sold to the British Museum in 1885; see 1885,0509.33-51 and 1885,0711.271-303.
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