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Allegorical Male Figure [Falsehood(¿?)]
Anonymous (Copy: Salviati, Francesco (Francesco de' Rossi))
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Anonymous (Copy: Salviati, Francesco (Francesco de' Rossi))

Allegorical Male Figure [Falsehood])?¿(

XVI century. Wash, Pencil, Grey-brown ink on yellow paper. Not on display

Paul Joannides has suggested that a corresponding figure may appear in Salviati´s fresco decoration in the Sala dell´Udienza, the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. The man has three faces and three animal masks at his breast. A serpent is entwined around the man´s body, with its head emerging above the man´s head.

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Inventory number
Anonymous (Copy: Salviati, Francesco (Francesco de' Rossi))
Allegorical Male Figure [Falsehood(¿?)]
XVI century
Wash; Pencil; Grey-brown ink
Yellow paper
Height: 242 mm.; Width: 142 mm.
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos. Dibujos italianos del siglo XVI (por Nicholas Turner, con la colaboración de José Manuel Matilla), V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 383.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Chicago, 2008, pp. 383.

Other inventories +

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 668.

Inscriptions +

N o 40
Front, lower right corner


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Update date: 06-04-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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