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Girolamo Muziano
STUDY OF A MALE NUDE, HIS HEAD TILTED DOWNWARDS AND HIS RIGHT HAND PARTLY OUTSTRETCHED 
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134
Girolamo Muziano
STUDY OF A MALE NUDE, HIS HEAD TILTED DOWNWARDS AND HIS RIGHT HAND PARTLY OUTSTRETCHED 
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Girolamo Muziano
BRESCIA 1532 - 1592 ROME
STUDY OF A MALE NUDE, HIS HEAD TILTED DOWNWARDS AND HIS RIGHT HAND PARTLY OUTSTRETCHED 
Red chalk and stumping, squared for transfer in red chalk;
bears numbering in black chalk, lower left: 69
360 by 194 mm; 14¼ by 7 5/8  in
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Exhibited

With Aldega-Gordon, New York, Old Master Drawings, 1999, no. 18

Literature

P. Tosini Girolamo Muziano 1532-1592: dalla Maniera alla Natura, Rome 2008, p. 470 under no. D36, reproduced, p. 229, fig. 213

Catalogue Note

This is the preparatory study for the figure on the right of Muziano's painting, Messa di San Basilio, commissioned in 1582 for the Gregorian chapel in St. Peter's, Rome.  Muziano's work on the painting was interrupted by the death of Pope Gregory XIII in 1585 and the painting was eventually finished by Cesare Nebbia. The painting, which disappeared in the 18th Century, is now only known through an engraving by Jacques Callot.1

Another drawing, housed in the Uffizi, depicts the same figure leaning on the balustrade  and must be a later study as the man is drawn with his garments on and there is a subsidiary figure at the side.2

1. Tosini, op.cit., p. 227, fig. 211

2. Op.cit., fig. 212

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

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New York