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St John the Evangelist (?); whole-length seated on the ground, head to right, holding a book
Metalpoint, heightened with white (discoloured), on cream-coloured prepared paper
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Height: 188 millimetres
Width: 143 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Both Berenson and Shoemaker give this to Filippino Lippi; Popham and Pouncey preferred an attribution to Raffaellino del Garbo. Shoemaker compares it to Lippi metalpoint studies such as 1946,0713.215 (Popham and Pouncey 132).
Lit.: A.E. Popham, 'Catalogue of Drawings in the Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., F.R.S., now in the possession of his Grandson, T. Fitzroy Phillipps Fenwick of Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham', London, 1935, p. 5, no. 2; B. Berenson, 'The Drawings of the Florentine Painters', Chicago, 1938, II, no. 1277A, as Lippi (1961 edition no. 1347A); A.E. Popham and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries', London, 1950, I, no. 335; I. Shoemaker, 'Filippino Lippi as a draughtsman', Michigan, 1993 (U.M..I. facsimile of 1975 Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, New York), no. 76 (as Lippi)
Popham & Pouncey 1950
In the upper l. corner are rough indications of a l. arm, extended horizontally (study for a Crucified Christ?). Attributed by Berenson to Filippino (he suggests that it was done for a "ceiling of S. Maria sopra Minerva period"). The drawing seems to us to be probably by Raffaellino, and to resemble closely 1946,0713.4.
Literature: BB 1277A; Fenwick Catalogue, p. 5, no. 2.
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