This drawing showing a carefully rendered saint comes from an album of drawings assembled in the 17th century for the Dukes of Savoy, known as the Abrate album (see A. Chiodo, op. cit., pp. 139-146). The album was dismembered at the beginning of the 20th century, but the present drawing is still mounted on one of its pages. Underneath Giovenone’s drawing is a chiaroscuro woodcut by the engraver Antonio da Trento (1508-1550), used by the compiler of the album as a secondary support. For other drawings from the album, see lots 14, 28 and 55.