Jacopo Negretti, Palma il Giovane (Venice circa 1550-1628)
PROPERTY OF THE LATE PROFESSOR ERIC STANLEY
Jacopo Negretti, Palma il Giovane (Venice circa 1550-1628)

The Judgement of Solomon

Details
Jacopo Negretti, Palma il Giovane (Venice circa 1550-1628)
The Judgement of Solomon
with inscription 'Palma' (on the mount) and 'No. 20' (on the verso of the mount)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (14.8 x 14.8 cm)
Provenance
Probably Pseudo Crozat (L. 474, the mark erased and with associated inscription '3. D. L. 73' on the verso of the mount).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 April 1996, lot 122.

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Lot Essay

This vibrant drawing is a study for a picture sold at Dorotheum, Vienna, 10-12 October 1929, lot 141 (present whereabouts unknown). This painting follows the drawing closely overall, but with differences: the man at upper left is absent and the position of the man at far right has been altered. Another drawing by Palma showing the same subject, from the collection of Jonathan Richardson Sr., is now in the National Galleries of Scotland (see The Age of Titian. Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections, exhib. cat., Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 2004, no. 113, ill.) and a further sheet of the subject is in the Moravská Galerie in Brno (see H. Kusa´kova´-Knozova´, Italska´ renesanc?ni´ a barokni´ kresba, ze sbi´rek Moravske´ galerie, Brno, 1969, no. 88).
We are grateful to Stefania Mason Rinaldi for her assistance in cataloguing this drawing and for confirming the attribution.

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