Sheet of Studies by Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio

Recto: The face of a youth supported on his left hand, two standing women with a child and the Madonna of the Annunciation.


Red chalk on paper
11 x 15.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £150,000)
Acquired in:
Executors of the late Mrs Myril Pouncey

Verso: Two Head Studies, and four separate studies of the Madonna of the Annunciation and the head of a youth in profile.


Possibly Samuel Palmer, 1837; almost certainly John Linnell; by descent to his grand-daughter Mrs T H Riches; Sotheby's, 1950; Calmann; Philip Pouncey; Myril Pouncey.

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