Lot 237
  • 237

Jacopo Negretti, called Palma Il Giovane

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  • Jacopo Negretti, called Palma Il Giovane
  • St. Jerome in a rocky landscape
  • Pen and brown ink and grey wash over traces of black chalk, heightened with white, on beige-pink paper;
    a point of the brush sketch of a skull on the verso;
    bears numbering in black chalk, lower centre: 96. and several old letters in pen and brown ink on the verso B B G N0: and pencil numbers: 41-17


 With Alister Mathews, Bournemouth, from whom purchased, July 1955


Newcastle, 1964, no. 14;
Newcastle, 1974, no. 27, reproduced pl. IV

Catalogue Note

As stated in the 1974 exhibition catalogue, the attribution to Palma was due to A.E. Popham. No direct connection with a painting has yet been found, although Ralph Holland suggested that it is quite close, but in reverse, to Palma's painting of the subject in Lord Faringdon's collection, Buscot Park (fig. 1).1  Palma must have treated this very popular subject several times in his career.

1.  See S. Mason Rinaldi, Palma il Giovane, L'opera completa, Milan 1984, p. 284, fig. 238