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A nude warrior with shield and sword; turned to left, looking down to right
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Height: 403 millimetres
Width: 282 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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', I, London, 1935, p. 98, no. 4 (as Attributed to Rosso); R.B. Ward, 'A Catalogue of the Drawings by Baccio Bandinelli in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum' (M.A. Report, May 1978, Courtauld Institute, University of London), no. 41; N. Turner, exhib. cat., BM, 'Florentine drawings of the 16th century', 1986, no. 96 (as Attributed to Bandinelli)
Turner, Florentine Drawings of the Sixteenth Century, London, 1986
Like 1946,0713.248, this was catalogued as the work of Rosso by Popham, when still in the possession of the Fenwick family. When it entered the collection, it was placed with the unmounted drawings by Bandinelli. It is a good example of an 'academy'; the figure flourishes a sword in his right hand (although only the hilt is visible in the top left corner), protecting his back with his shield, as he adopts the pose of a figure in action; this warrior-like attitude is given some credibility by the model's grimacing features.
Literature: Popham, Fenwick, p. 98 (Rosso), no. 4; Ward, no. 41.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986, BM, Florentine Drawings 16thC, no. 96
2016-17, Oct-Jan, Suzhou, 'Italian Renaissance Drawings', no. 6
2019 11 Apr-30 Jun, Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 'Italian Renaissance Drawings'
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