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A face, and head of a bearded man turned to left
Verso: A martyrdom (of St Agatha?)
- Production date
Height: 109 millimetres
Width: 143 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- P+G 198 and 199 were mounted together in the 17thC or 18thC.
Lit: P.Pouncey and J.A. Gere, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Raphael and his circle', London, 1962, I, no. 199, II, pl. 167 ; A. Marabottini, 'Polidoro da Caravaggio', Rome, 1969, I, nos. 94, 95, II, pls. XCVI, 3, XCVI, 5; L. Ravelli, 'Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio', Bergamo, 1978, nos. 162, 163.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
1946,0413.213 and 1946,0413.214 were mounted together in the seventeenth or eighteenth century with an attribution to Andrea del Sarto which they still bore when they were acquired.
The circular face in 1946,0413.213 recto is probably intended for the moon.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Purchased through the sale of duplicates from the Malcolm Collection and recorded as Malcolm Addition 247.
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