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Studies of Figures
Perino del Vaga
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Perino del Vaga

Florence, 1501 - Rome, 1547

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Studies of Figures

First half of the XVI century. Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper. Not on display

Although formerly placed as anonymous, this is a typical sheet of studies by Perino and compares well in style with the two drawings by him included in the exhibition. Unfortunately, the sheet is laid down so the studies on the verso, which partly show through the paper, are only partly decipherable. The study of the head and shoulders of a woman seen from the rear looking over her left shoulder seems to be for the spectator, who appears on the opposite side to Christ and the paralytic, in the composition of Perino´s fresco of the Pool of Bethesda, now lost, one of the scenes from a cycle, mostly still extant, painted by Perino c. 1538-39 for the Massimi Chapel in S. Trinity dei Monti, Rome. The appearance of the lost fresco is preserved in a chiaroscuro woodcut, in which Christ appears on the right and is pointing with his left hand. In a copy of the lost fresco probably based on the woodcut, also in the Prado, the female spectator is seen standing on the left of the composition.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Virginia, Art Services International, 2008, p.348

Technical data

Inventory number
D001424
Author
Perino del Vaga
Title
Studies of Figures
Date
First half of the XVI century
Technique
Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Support
Paper
Dimension
Height: 207 mm.; Width: 142 mm.
Provenance
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. 348.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Virginia, 2008, pp. 348.

La invención del cuerpo. Desnudos, anatomía, pasiones, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte,, 2018, pp. n.22.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 156.

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Exhibitions +

La invención del cuerpo. Diálogos entre arte y anatomía
San Sebastián
23.11.2018 - 22.02.2019

La invención del cuerpo. Diálogos entre arte y anatomía
Valladolid
02.07.2018 - 04.11.2018

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

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