Giovanni Battista LOMBARDELLI
(Montenuovo (Ostra Vetere) c.1537 - Perugia 1592)
Illegibly inscribed in brown ink at the bottom centre, and also (zucaro?) in red chalk on the backing sheet.
190 x 100 mm. (7 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)
The present sheet may be likened to such stylistically comparable drawings by Giovanni Battista Lombardelli as a study of two hermit saints in the Albertina in Vienna and a drawing of Scenes from the Life of Saint Anthony Abbot, preparatory to the frescoes in San Antonio Abbate in Rome, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Two drawings in the Louvre - one of Three Scenes from the Life of Saint Anthony Abbot, likewise related to the San Antonio Abbate frescoes, and the other of A Saint Reviving a Drowned Man - may also be compared to the present sheet, as can a drawing of The Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Francis(?) in a New York private collection, which has recently been attributed to both Raffaellino da Reggio and his pupil Lombardelli. Other drawings by Lombardelli are today in the collections of the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the Uffizi in Florence, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome, and elsewhere.