Lot 4
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Attributed to Pietro Buonaccorsi, called Perino del Vaga

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • Pietro Buonaccorsi, called Perino del Vaga
  • St. Paul
  • Pen and brown ink and wash heightened with (oxidized) white, within brown ink framing lines;
    bears numberings, in brown ink: 16 (lower left) and 26 (lower right), and old attributions in pen and brown ink: Giorgio Vasari and Leonardo
  • 264 by 130 mm; 10 3/8 by 5 1/8 in


Comte Moriz von Fries (L.2903)

Catalogue Note

This is possibly a study for the figure of St. Paul, standing in the right end niche below the lunette of the Madonna and Child, in Perino's painting, Madonna and Child with Saints Chiara and Nicolo da Bari (Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa1.  

1. E. Parma et al., Perino del Vaga, tra Raffaello e Michelangelo, exhib. cat., Mantua, Palazzo Te, 2001, pp. 148-149, reproduced p. 149