- Museum number
Study of a female saint (nun?), in profile to left, her arms outstretched
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white (partly oxidised), over black chalk, pricked for transfer, on two sheets conjoined
- Production date
- 1485-1524 (circa)
Height: 157 millimetres
Width: 133 millimetres (irregularly cut)
- Curator's comments
- This bore an attribution to Gherardo Starnina on the mount, and it was sold as such in Ottley's sale. Probably a design for an embroidery like Popham and Pouncey 64-7. It was not included in the 1953 catalogue because although it is listed as part of the 1946,0713 gift it did not come to the BM until 1957 (note in Fenwick catalogue 'returned by Robinson 25.vi.57'). William H. Robinson were the dealers who dealt with the sale of the Fenwick drawings to Count Seilern; the present drawing must presumably have been separated from those going to the BM in 1946 and was only reunited with them a decade later.
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. 6, no. 6
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gori's (?) red ink number "N.13" or "15".
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