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Two putti playing, in top centre, after Titian's Pesaro Madonna; Virgin and Child, in centre left, after Titian; Virgin and Child, in centre righ, after Titian; man in movement, seen in three-quarter view; a man's head, seen in profile to the left; leaf from the Italian Sketchbook (containing 121 leaves)
Pen and brown ink over red chalk; top centre and bottom left traced over in pen and black ink by a later hand
Verso: Virgin and Child; after a lost fresco by Titian formerly in the Palazzo Ducale, Venice
Pen and brown ink
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Height: 199 millimetres
Width: 154 millimetres (sight measurement)
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- See Curatorial comment for BM 1957-12-14-207.1.
The two putti on the recto are after Titian's Pesaro Madonna which Van Dyck may have seen in Santa Maria dei Frari, Venice; H.E. Wethey, 'The Paintings of Titian, I, The Religious Paintings', London, 1969, no.55. The inscriptions also suggest that the two Virgin and Child sketches on the recto are after Titian's designs.
D. Jaffé suggests that the verso sketch may in fact be after one of Bassano's many replicas of Titian's composition.
Literature: David Jaffé, 'New thoughts on Van Dyck's Italian sketchbook', in Burlington Magazine 143 (2001), p.616.
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- See Acquisition history in BM 1957-12-14-207.1 for further details of provenance.
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