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An ecclesiastic in his study; seated at a table in an interior with vessels on a shelf and a bed beyond
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk
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Height: 164 millimetres
Width: 197 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The attribution is due to A.E. Popham who identified it as Lotto in 1951; earlier he had published it in the Fenwick catalogue as uncertain Italian school, sixteenth century. Popham dated this to 1510-20, Pouncey to around 1530.
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. 21, no. 1 (as Uncertain Italian School XVIc); A.E. Popham, 'A drawing attributed to Lorenzo Lotto', "British Museum Quarterly", XVI, 1951, p. 72f.; P. Pouncey, 'Lotto disegnatore', Vicenza, 1965, pp. 15-16, fig. 15; D. Scrase, in exhib. cat., London, Royal Academy, 'The Genius of Venice', 1983, no. D23; N. Turner, exhib. cat., BM, 'The Study of Italian Drawings, the contribution of Philip Pouncey, 1994, no. 59; M. Lafranconi, 'Antonio Tronsarelli; A Roman collector of the late sixteenth century', 'The Burlington Magazine', CXL, August 1998, pp. 537, 548, no. A63, fig. 31; G. Agosti, in exhib. cat., Florence, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, 'Disegni del Rinascimento in Valpadana', 2001, under no. 48, p. 243; M. Lafranconi, 'A Roman collector of the late sixteenth century: Antonio Tronsarelli' in C. Baker, C. Elam and G. Warwick (eds), 'Collecting Prints & Drawings in Europe c. 1500-1750', Aldershot, 2003, p. 57, fig. 5.3; C. Van Cleave, 'Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance', London, 2007, p. 132, illustrated p. 133
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1974 July-Dec, BM, 'Portrait Drawings', no. 28
1977 May-Jun, Hermitage, 'Italian Renaissance', no. 27
1977 Jul-Aug, Pushkin, Moscow, 'Italian Renaissance', no. 27
1980 Adelaide and Melbourne, no. 27
1983/4 Nov-Mar, London, Royal Academy, 'The Genius of Venice', no. D23
1994 BM, 'The Study of Italian Drawings', no. 59
1995 Jan-Apr, BM, Medieval Dept., 'Portraits of the Renaissance'
2005, 7 July-25 Sept, BM, 'Masterpieces of Portrait Drawing' (no cat.)
2018 18 Jun-30 Sep, Madrid, Museo Nacional Prado, 'Lorenzo Lotto. Portraits'
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