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St John the Baptist and St Bernardo degli Uberti, after Andrea del Sarto; both standing looking to left, St John pointing upwards
Red and black chalk
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Height: 186 millimetres
Width: 122 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Another copy by Federico Zuccaro after Andrea del Sarto is 1946,0713.529.
Lit.: J.C. Robinson, 'Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings by the Old Masters, forming the Collection of John Malcolm of Poltalloch, Esq.', London, 1876, no. 216; J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 311; N. Turner, in exhib. cat., BM, 'Florentine drawings of the sixteenth century', 1986, no. 171
Gere & Pouncey 1983
Attributed to Federico Zuccaro by Robinson, without reference to the fact of its being a copy of the r.-hand wing of the altarpiece by Andrea del Sarto, dated 1528, painted for the Chiesa del Romitorio, also known as the Paradisino, at Vallombrosa, and now in the Uffizi (J. Shearman, 'Andrea del Sarto', Oxford, 1965, no. 86). The evidence of inscriptions on drawings shows that Federico spent some time at Vallombrosa in August of 1576 and of 1577 (see D. Heikamp, 'Paragone', 205 (1967), pp. 59f.). Heikamp was the first to point out that the copy of the whole altarpiece in its original state in the Albertina (143; S.R. 181; repr. Heikamp, pl. 30b), inscribed "Andrea del Sarto, a valle ombrosa 2 agosto" is by Federico. According to him, a copy of the pair of saints on the l.-hand side, also by Federico, is in the Art Museum at Worcester, Mass. Copies of both pairs, also apparently by Federico, are in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (80.3.110 and 111).
Literature: JCR 216.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986, BM, Florentine Drawings 16thC, no. 171
2003/4 Oct-Jan, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 'Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence around 1600'
2004 Jan-Mar, London, Colnaghi's, 'Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence around 1600'
2004 Mar-May, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, 'Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence around 1600'
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