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Saint Sebastian (recto); sketches of a male head and a standing figure in a short cape; a copy of the figure on the recto (verso)

Artist:
Follower of Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) (Italian, Vercelli 1477–1549 Siena)
Date:
early–mid-16th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk (recto); pen and brown ink, black chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (26.4 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.421
Not on view
This sheet may have served as a preparatory study for the figure of Saint Sebastian in a painting, God the Father and Saints, in the church of San Domenico, Siena. In the painting, the serpentine figure of Saint Sebastian is similarly posed with his arms bound to a tree. Both works may be attributed to a follower of the Sienese artist Sodoma.
Victor Koch, London; Koch sale 1923, lot 28; Herbert Lehman.
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