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A young man sleeping; whole-length, lying on his back with left knee raised and his hat (?) on his raised knee, his hands lying across his chest
Black chalk, made up on right
- Production date
- 1456-1523 (circa)
Height: 136 millimetres
Width: 308 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Although acquired as a work by Signorelli, it has been doubted by recent scholars on account of the unusually soft handling of the chalk.
Lit: B. Berenson, 'The Drawings of the Florentine Painters', Chicago, 1938, II, cat. 2509E-11, p. 334; T. Borenius and R. Wittkower, 'Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters formed by Sir Robert Mond', London, n.d., p. 59, no. 241; C. Van Cleave, 'Luca Signorelli as a Draughtsman', unpublished D.Phil. diss., Oxford, 1995, p. 218, no. D13 (as a questionable work possibly by Viti).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991 Sept-Nov, Bristol AG, 'Primacy of Drawings', no. 126
1991 Nov-Dec, Stoke on Trent AG, 'Primacy of Drawings', no. 126
1992 Jan-Feb, Graves AG, Sheffield, 'Primacy of Drawings', no. 126
- 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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