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The Virgin and Child enthroned with two bishop saints, St Sylvester, Jerome, Maurelius and John the Baptist; two putti seated on steps in the foreground
Brush drawing in grey-brown wash, heightened with white (partly discoloured), on light grey-brown prepared paper
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Height: 237 millimetres
Width: 231 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Philip Pouncey pointed out that this is a study for Garofalo's altarpiece, dated 1524, painted for the Benedictine church of San Silvestro in Ferrara but now in the cathedral (Fioravanti Baraldi, no. 103, pp. 169-70). The two lateral saints squeezed rather awkwardly into the painting must have been late additions to the compositional scheme as the drawing shows only four saints adoring the Virgin and Child.
Lit.: J.C. Robinson, 'Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings by the Old Masters, forming the Collection of John Malcolm of Poltalloch, Esq', London, 1876, no. 343 (as North Italian, Ferrarase ?, c. 1500-20); P. Pouncey, 'Drawings by Garofalo', 'The Burlington Magazine', 1955, XCVII, p. 199, fig. 3; N. Turner, in exhib. cat., BM, ‘The Study of Italian Drawings: The Contribution of Philip Pouncey’, 1994, no. 40; A.M. Fioravanti Baraldi, 'Il Garofalo', Rimini, 1993, no. 4, p. 270
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, BM, 'The Study of Italian Drawings', No.40
1996-7, BM, 'Old Master Drawings from the Malcolm Collection', apx.
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