29 March 2012
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PAGGI (GENES 1554-1627)
Saint Damien guérisseur
pierre noire, plume et encre grise, lavis gris, rehauts de blanc, traits d'encadrement à l'encre grise, non encadré
272 x 186 mm.
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Nous remercions Dr Mary Newcome Schleier d'avoir suggéré une attribution à Giovanni Battista Paggi pour ce dessin.
Dr Mary Newcome Schleier suggests that this drawing is by Giovanni Battista Paggi.
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