Head of an Apostle Surrounded by a Tongue of Fire and a Nimbus: Fragment of a Cartoon for a Descent of the Holy Spirit
School of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)
Brush, yellow, orange, brown, cream, and white gouache
10-1/4 x 10-7/8 in. (26.0 x 27.7 cm)
Gift of John W. Lisle, 1922, in memory of his father, Joseph William Lisle
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated on verso of mount in pen and brown ink: "J7" [Lugt 2984], indication of drawing location in Richardson collection.
Annotated on verso, at lower right of mount in faded red ink, relating to the lot number in the 1798 Sir Joshua Reynolds sale at Harry Phillips in London: "Lot 17...[?]" (Lugt 3016a).
Marking: The mark of the elder Richardson (Lugt 2184) is stamped on the recto in the lower right corner of the composition in the hair above the forehead of the apostle. The mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364) is stamped in the upper left corner in the repaired area, indicating that the condition of the drawing existed at the time of Reynolds' ownership.
Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London); John W. Lisle
Hugh MacAndrew Ashmolean Museum. Oxford. Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings. Volume III. Italian Schools, Supplement. vol. 3, Oxford, 1980, under no. 599-619, Appendix 2.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, p. 218, no. 216, repr.
Carmen Bambach Cappel, Yale University Yale University, New Haven, Conn. The Tradition of Pouncing Drawings in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Innovation and Derivation. 1988, pp. 383-84, no. 278 (as School of Raphael, Giulio Romano?).
Artist: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)Date: 1508–10Medium: Pen and brown ink over black chalk, partially incised with a stylus (recto); rubbed with black chalk for transfer (verso)Accession: 1997.153On view in:Not on view
Artist: Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)Date: ca. 1532–35Medium: Pen and dark brown ink with brown and gray wash, highlighted with white gouacheAccession: 2011.36On view in:Not on view
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)Date: 1480–85Medium: Silverpoint, partly reworked by the artist with pen and dark brown ink on pink prepared paper; lines ruled with metalpoint (recto); pen and brown ink (verso)
Accession: 17.142.1On view in:Not on view
Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome)Date: ca. 1510–11Medium: Red chalk, with small accents of white chalk on the left shoulder of the figure in the main study (recto); soft black chalk, or less probably charcoal (verso)Accession: 24.197.2On view in:Not on view