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St Michael and Lucifer; the saint wearing classical armour and holding a spear
Black and red chalk, squared for transfer in black chalk
Verso: Study of a man; seen from the side, with left arm raised
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Height: 368 millimetres
Width: 240 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The recto may be related to a painting of the Fall of the Rebel Angels in a private collection in Bergamo (S. Mason Rinaldi, 'Palma il Giovane', Milan, 1984, p.106, no. 249, fig. 558), although the rather Raphaelesque treatment of the drawn angel is not repeated in the painting. See also a possible variant of the falling figure on the verso of 1946,0713.433 (centre).
The pointing figure on the verso is superficially close to one in an 'Adoration of the Shepherds' in Geneva (Mason Rinaldi fig. 310), albeit in reverse, with noticeably different drapery and most probably a different expression.
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, pp. 74-5, no. 29
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