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The Virgin seated supporting the Christ Child, standing on a surface at l
- Production date
Height: 167 millimetres
Width: 151 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The old attribution to Andrea del Sarto was revised to Polidoro by Philip Pouncey.
Lit.: P.Pouncey and J.A. Gere, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Raphael and his circle', London, 1962, I, no. 215, II, pl. 185; A. Marabottini, 'Polidoro da Caravaggio', Rome, 1969, I, no. 57, II, pl. LXXIV, 3; L. Ravelli, 'Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio', Bergamo, 1978, no. 61; J. Stock and D. Scrase, in exhib. cat., Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, 'The Achievements of a connoisseur: Philip Pouncey, Italian Old Master Drawings', 1985, no. 47; N. Turner, in exhib. cat., BM, 'The Study of Italian Drawings: The Contribution of Philip Pouncey', 1994, no. 25
Pouncey & Gere 1962
Pouncey's attribution to Polidoro was followed by Popham in the Skippe (Holland-Martin) Sale catalogue.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1962/3 Nov-Sep, BM, Raphael and his Circle (P+G)
1985 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, 'Philip Pouncey', no. 47
1994, BM, 'The Study of Italian Drawings', no.25
2003-4 Dec-April, BM, NACF exhibition
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Unidentified, probably Italian, collector "F.C" (oval armorial blind stamp in lower l.-hand corner. A clearer impression is on a drawing by Bertoia in the Teyler Museum, Haarlem (I. 55). The shield, flanked by the letters F and C, bears the unusual charge of a waggon and horses and is surmounted by a helmet and mantling with a bird as crest); [Similar arms, with the addition of a chief charged with an eagle, were borne by the Tuscan family of Carocci]. The drawing passed from John Skippe to his descendants, the Martin family, including Mrs. Rayner-Wood (for fuller details see Christie's sale catalogue).
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