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The creation of the sun and the moon, and the Baptism of Christ, formerly in a sketch-book, after Raphael; below a nude man, a seated woman, a seated man and a river god
Pen and brown ink and black chalk
Verso: An old man, a young semi-nude man, a satyr and a draped woman (head truncated)
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1520-1556 (circa)
Height: 274 millimetres
Width: 210 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The Creation of the Sun and Moon and the Baptism of Christ are after Raphael's Loggia
Watermark: crossed arrows surmounted by a six-pointed star (partly cut away).
This drawing, together with seven others belonging to the British Museum (T,12.53; T,13.77; 1956,0216.1-6), was part of a sketch-book, probably with four other drawings in the Rijksmuseum.
Lit: J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 169; A.J. Elen, 'Italian late Medieval and Renaissance Drawing Books from Giovannino de'Grassi to Palma Giovane: a codicological approach', Utrecht, 1995, no. 66
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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