118
118
Biagio Pupini
THE APOSTLE THOMAS
Estimate
5,0007,000
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118
Biagio Pupini
THE APOSTLE THOMAS
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Biagio Pupini
ACTIVE BOLOGNA CIRCA 1511 - 1575
THE APOSTLE THOMAS
Pen and brown ink and point of the brush and brown wash, heightened with white, on light blue paper, within pen and ink framing lines 
160 by 97 mm; 6¼ by 3¾ in
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Catalogue Note

The present drawing relates to an engraving executed by Marcantonio Raimondi, whose print depicts the apostle in reverse.1  In terms of the drawing's relationship to the engraving, which is quite close, suggesting that it served as the modello, one would place this in Pupini's early years, circa 1530.   The choice of medium is one that Pupini employed in many of his drawings and a similar technique can be seen in his design for an altarpiece, see lot 122 below.  The technique of energetic pen work and wash heightened with white, often on coloured paper, demonstrates the artist's debt to Polidoro da Caravaggio, whose works he frequently copied.

1. Bartsch XIX, 118, 132

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York