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St John the Baptist, in centre left, after Titian; the presentation of St Catherine to the Virgin and Child, at bottom, after Titian; leaf from the Italian Sketchbook (containing 121 leaves)
Pen and brown ink
Verso: Venetia with a putto and two lions; after Paolo Veronese
Pen and brown ink, upper left; black chalk, traced over in pen and black ink by a later hand
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Height: 199 millimetres
Width: 153 millimetres (sight measurement)
- Curator's comments
- See Curatorial comment for BM 1957-12-14-207.1.
The drawing of St John on recto is after Titian's Madonna and Child with St Catherine and John the Baptist which Van Dyck may have seen in Rome. The painting is now at the National Gallery, London, inv.no.NG635. The study of the Virgin and Child with St Catherine is copied from a Titian painting 'Virgin and Child with St Catherine and an Apostle' then owned by the Paduan dell'Orologio family (who were most likely the original patrons and kept hold of it until the 1790s). More recently the picture was in the Kisters Collection until its sale at Sotheby's New York, 27 January 2011, lot 156. A variant of the painting was copied by Van Dyck later in the sketchbook: 1957,1214.207.28 verso.
The image on verso is after Veronese's ceiling decoration in the Palazzo Pisani, Venice. Now at the Bode Museum, Berlin, inv.no.326.
Lit.: P. Joannides, 'Titian's "Unidentified Donor Presented to the Virgin and Child by Saint Luke" at Hampton Court', "Colnaghi Studies Journal", 1, October 2017, p. 111, fig. 2
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- See Acquisition history in BM 1957-12-14-207.1 for further details of provenance.
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