180. [Italian school]
Drawing, pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk, 48 x 35,4 cm, not signed (folding in upper and right margin, min. tear in right margin, sm. prick holes around margins).
The beheading of a young saint by a bearded man (Saint Paul?) with a large sword. The two central figures are surrounded by men and women standing around the scene. A male figure with a rope on the right foreground can be seen leaning forward, next to a statue of a man (Jupiter throwing lightning bolts?). The cloudy sky opens up with putti and seraphins.
€ 500 / 700Live bidding