Copy after the figure of the crucified Saint Peter from Michelangelo's fresco in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel.
St Paul Crucified by Lelio Orsi, 15501599
© British Museum
- Pen, brown ink, brown wash, red chalk
- 34 x 30 cm
- Acquired in:
- Bequeathed by:
- Walter Ison through The Art Fund
This work is part of a collection of 45 works bequeathed by Ison to 10 public collections. Ison was trained as an architect and later became an architectural historian: his passion for classical architecture was reflected in his books on Georgian Buildings of Bath and his work as Architectural editor for the ongoing series 'Survey of London' which he worked on between 1957 and 1970.