- Museum number
Figure studies; a male saint holding a book, right a female figure advancing towards left;, below, left and centre, draped male figures
Verso: an executioner and The Adoration of the Shepherds
Pen and brown ink, brown wash on blue paper
- Production date
- 1570 (circa)
Height: 281 millimetres
Width: 193 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This was attributed to Giuseppe Porta, called Giuseppe Salviati by Philip Pouncey (information given in a letter, now in the dossier, written by John Gere to the Rubinsteins). It is perhaps closer to the early work of Palma Giovane, and in view of the Michelangelesque quality of the nude on the verso was perhaps drawn when he was in Rome from c.1568-1573/4. Stefania Mason on a visit (30/9/13) to the BM kindly confirmed the attribution to Palma and she also believes it to be an early Roman-inspired work.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 June-Nov. BM, Recent Acquisitions Part I, no cat.
- 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.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number