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St. Paul Raising Patroclus
Anonymous (Copy: Campi, Antonio)
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Anonymous (Copy: Campi, Antonio)

St. Paul Raising Patroclus

XVIII century. Wash, Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper.
Not on display

This is a copy after the fresco by Antonio Campi, datable 1560-64, in S. Paolo Converso, Milán. The late eighteenth-century Italian copyist may have been the same as was responsible for the drawing of the Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine. The entire verso of the sheet is covered with pen trials and miscellaneous scribbles.

According to the Golden Legend, Patroclus fell from a ladder placed against a window of Nero´s palace Nero´s palace to allow him to hear the sermon of St. Paul.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Chicago, Art Services International, 2008, p.281

Technical data

Inventory number
Anonymous (Copy: Campi, Antonio)
St. Paul Raising Patroclus
XVIII century
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Height: 460 mm; Width: 285 mm
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

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. 281.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Chicago, 2008, pp. 281.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 2058.

Inscriptions +

Invenzione d´Antonio Campi Cre- / monese nel convento delle [?] Monache di S. Pauolo, in fora ludovica di Milano / a mano manca dell´ancona Maggiore / l´[an]no [...] 177[..]. (de mano de un artista del siglo XVIII, autor de la copia)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink. Front, lower area

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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