- Museum number
Pietà; the body of Christ being supported by a bearded man and another figure. 1611
- Production date
Height: 393 millimetres
Width: 257 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: fleur-de-lys on a mountain, in a shield.
The transcription of the inscription on the verso was made by Francesca Cocchiara. It describes the so-called "battle of the fists" (battaglie dei pugni) on the Carmini bridge, like the nearby San Barnaba bridge, in Venice between the "nicolotti" and the "castellani". Francesca Cocchiara also noted the relationship between this drawing and a painting by Giuseppe Porta sold at Christie's South Kensington, 10 April 2003, lot 220 (fig. 2 in her article).
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. 76, no. 42; F. Cocchiara, 'Palma il Giovane e Schiavone: un intreccio ritrovato su una nota di cronanca', "Arte Veneta", 63, 2006, pp. 150-5
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1980, Adelaide and Melbourne, No. 35
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number