Study for a Madonna and Child by Polidoro da Caravaggio

The paintings on the facades of roman palaces, for which this follower of Raphael was once chiefly known, have perished.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Black chalk on paper Dimensions: 17 x 15 cm
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Christie's

This is an excellent example of his drawings, in which he achieved a powerful union of realism and monumental grandeur.

Provenance

Skippe Collection, Mr Edward Holland-Martin.

Venue details

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

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