Pope Clement VII in Conference with the Emperor Charles V and Others by Sebastiano del Piombo

This drawing represents Pope Clement VII in conference with the Emperor Charles V and others.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk & wash on blue paper with white
Dimensions:
31 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£197 ( Total: £197)
Acquired in:
1955
Vendor:
Lucien Goldschmidt

Behind the curtains in the background stands a monstrance between the Papal tiara and the Imperial crown. The subject represented is presumably one of the meetings held in Bologna immediately before the Emperor's coronation in February 1530.

Provenance

Lucien Goldschmidt, New York

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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