6 July 2004
Giovanni Francesco Penni (Florence circa 1496-circa 1528 Naples)
Hercules kneeling before a snake
with inscription 'R V.'
pen and brown ink, watermark three mounts with a device, minor losses made up
6 5/8 x 6¼ in. (168 x 158 mm.)
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P. Joannides, 'Raphael and his circle', Paragone, LI, March 2000, p. 18, fig. 12.
The attribution was suggested by Paul Joannides who dated the drawing to the mid 1520s.
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