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A priest celebrating the Mass in the presence of two kneeling Augustians, with further figures behind
Verso: Two studies of a woman reclining on the right hand side of a pediment
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Height: 231 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit: J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 372
Gere & Pouncey 1983
Other drawings by Polidoro of ecclesiastical ceremonies, treated in the same 'genre' vein, are: Louvre 6074 (Marabottini, pl. CI, 1), Windsor 2349 (Popham, no. 693B, pl. 69; Marabottini, pl. CI, 2), Uffizi 1776F (as D. Campagnola; Gernsheim 9624). See also Uffizi 6482F (Gernsheim 3290; Marabottini, pl. CII, 3; P. Barocchi, 'Rosso Fiorentino', Rome, 1950, fig. 198, as Bacchiacca).
Literature: A. Marabottini, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Rome, 1969, p. 350.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1964, BM, Recent Acquisitions, no.6
1978, BM, Gainsborough and Reynolds in the BM, no.215
1988/9 Nov-Feb, Gallerie Nazionale Di Capodimonte, Naples, no. IV.1
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- 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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