A figure very similar to that of the present Dominic can be found in reverse and in the guise of Saint Francis in a drawing by Calvaert depicting the Apparition of the Madonna to Saints Francis and Roch, in the Louvre's Cabinet des Dessins, Paris, inv. no. 2010.1 Further similarities with works in the artist’s catalogue can be found in another copper of comparable dimensions from 1593–94 which represents the Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist and Angels in a landscape, at the National Gallery of Scotland, in which putti also descend from the clouds carrying a cross and other instruments of the Passion.
The artist's Flemish origins, proudly noted in the signature, are also mentioned in the copper sold Milan, Sotheby’s, 30 May 2006, lot 5, for 160,000 euros, in which he signed his name DIONISIO FIAMENGO.
1. F. Lugt, Inventaire général des dessins des écoles du nord, maîtres des anciens Pays-Bas nés avant 1550, Paris 1968, p. 128, cat. no. 621, reproduced plate 178.
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