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Giovanni Baglione (Rome 1571-1644)
Giovanni Baglione (Rome 1571-1644)

The Denial of Saint Peter, with a subsidiary study for the same (recto); Further studies for the same composition (verso)

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Giovanni Baglione (Rome 1571-1644)
The Denial of Saint Peter, with a subsidiary study for the same (recto); Further studies for the same composition (verso)
with numbers '76' (cancelled) and '112'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, fragmentary watermark
5¼ x 5 in. (13.2 x 12.7 cm.)

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The recto is a preliminary study for Baglione's painting The Repentance of Saint Peter (1606) in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin (M. Smith O'Neil, Giovanni Baglione: Artistic Reputation in Renaissance Rome, Cambridge, 2002, p. 102, pl. 56). It shows an earlier stage in the story than that finally used in the painting: in this drawing, Peter is still protesting his ignorance in the face of the serving girl's questions, although the rooster is already sketched in at upper left.

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