5 July 2005
Domenico Piola (Genoa 1627-1703)
The Madonna and Child seated on a pedestal with the infant Baptist, Saint John, Saint Paul, Saint Jerome and Saint Francis
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
17 x 11 3/8 in. (432 x 288 mm.)
An unidentified collector's mark (L. 2658).
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The format of this sheet was often used by Piola, as for example in a drawing of exactly the same size sold at Christie's, Paris, 17 March 2005, lot 342.
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