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A seated woman (Moderation); to front, her head turned to right and arms out
Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper
- Production date
- 1575 (circa)
Height: 207 millimetres
Width: 227 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Study for one of the Virtues painted on the ceiling of the Sala del Collegio in the Doge's Palace, Venice painted by Veronese in 1575. Four drawings are known related to the eight Virtues: 'Castitas' (Louvre), 'Vigilantia' (Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam) and 'Industria' in the Lugt Collection, Paris (see M. van Berge-Gerbaud figs. 5-8).
Lit: R. Cocke, 'Veronese's Drawings', London, 1984, 70; M. van Berg-Gerbaud, 'Industria; compte-rendu d'une provenance énigmatique', in 'Hommage au Dessin - Mélanges offerts a Roseline Bacou', Rimini, 1996, p. 145
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972, BM, Modern/Recent Acquisitions
1983/4 Nov-Mar, London, Royal Academy, 'Genius of Venice', no. D77
1988 Mar-Jul, Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 'P.V., Disegni e dipinti', no. 21
2014 Jul-Oct, Verona, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, 'Paolo Veronese'
- 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.
Purchased by Count Antoine Seilern at Sotheby's 27 March 1969, lot 8, and presented anonymously to the BM
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