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Three figures from a Flagellation, including two standing male nudes
Black chalk, over chalk dust dots, on paper pricked with a different design
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Height: 323 millimetres
Width: 235 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The pricked outline is a part of a cardinal's hat. This sheet is the l hand side of the composition continued in 1818.104.22.1684 that represents Signorelli's fresco of the Flagellation of Christ in the church of San Crescentino, Morra in Umbria. Pounced onto the page from an original drawing, presumably by one of Signorelli's assistants. The asterix after the number in the Malcolm catalogue denoted that it was acquired after J.C. Robinson's involvement with the collection.
Lit.: J.C. Robinson, 'Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings by the Old Masters, forming the Collection of John Malcolm of Poltalloch, Esq.', London, 1876, no. 166* (as Signorelli); B. Berenson, 'The Drawings of the Florentine Painters', Chicago, 1938, II, 2509 N-1, p. 337; A.E. Popham and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries', London, 1950, I, no. 246 (with previous literature); C. Van Cleave, 'Luca Signorelli as a Draughtsman', unpublished D.Phil. diss., Oxford, 1995, cat. B7, p. 201.
Popham & Pouncey 1950
The pricked outline appears to represent part of a cardinal's, or other ecclesiastic's, hat. Cf. 1895,0915.604.
Literature: JCR 166; BB 2509N-1.
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