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Two standing and two seated figures turned to right
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Height: 170 millimetres
Width: 267 millimetres (sheet made up at top)
- 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. 35, no. 5; P.Pouncey and J.A. Gere, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Raphael and his circle', London, 1962, I, no. 204, II, pl. 172 (with previous literature); A. Marabottini, 'Polidoro da Caravaggio', Rome, 1969, I, no. 187, II, pl. CXXI, 5; L. Ravelli, 'Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio', Bergamo, 1978, no. 32.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
Attributed to Polidoro in the Woodburn Sale, and in the Fenwick Catalogue plausibly grouped with red chalk sketches by him in the Louvre and Albertina. 1946,0713.462 is probably inspired by the antique; the central standing figure, for example, resembles a woman holding a cornucopia on the l. of a sarcophagus in S. Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Rome (Reinach, 'Reliefs', iii, p. 320).
Literature: Popham, Fenwick, p. 35, no. 5.
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