The exact meaning of the composition of three figures is somewhat obscure.
Drawing of three figures by Francesco Francia, 1502
© Ashmolean Museum
- Bistre, with white highlights
- 23 x 37 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £525 ( Total: £525)
- Acquired in:
- H M Calmann
Professor JD Beazley thought to recognise the theme of certain lines of the Saturnalia of Macrobius, the Latin author of about 400 AD. The principal figure is a woman placing her forefinger to her lips, perhaps a representation of the Roman goddess Angerona.