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Studies of the infant Christ and infant St John the Baptist
Red chalk, pen and brown ink
Verso: Part of a shield
- Production date
Height: 255 millimetres
Width: 210 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit.: N. Turner, in exhib. cat., BM, 'Florentine drawings of the sixteenth century', 1986, no. 67; R.G. La France, 'Bachiacca artist of the Medici court', Florence, 2008, no. 109, fig. 69
Turner, Florentine Drawings of the Sixteenth Century, London, 1986
The drawing was first identified as the work of Bacchiacca by Philip Pouncey, who pointed out the resemblance in gesture, proportion and facial type between the children in the drawing and those in such paintings by the artist as the 'Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist' in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden and the 'Madonna and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant St John', formerly in the Serristori Collection, Florence (repr. in BB 'Florentine Pictures', nos 1239 and 1241 respectively).
The drawing was sold in the Bloch sale as by Sodoma.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1966-7 BM, Recent Acquisitions, no.2
1986 BM, Florentine Drawings 16thC, no.67
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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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