Workshop of Paolo CALIARI, known as VERONESE (Verona 1528 - 1588 Venice).
Saint Francis of Assisi reading and Saint Barbara receiving from an angel the palm of martyrdom.
Pen and brown ink, brown wash and white gouache on brown paper.
D.: 31.8 x 17.6 cm.
Glued full, insulated and cut-out Mariette montage.
Drawing restored by Mariette: two 2 cm wide strips added on the sides and one 2 cm wide strip at the top, annotated "Paul Cagliari dit Veronese" on the mounting
Stains and folds
Provenance: Former Crozat collection, part of n°688 of Mariette's description "Six, idem, including the drawing for an altar painting, where is represented Saint Francis and Saint Barbara, and a Moor's head".
Former Mariette collection, its stamp in the lower right corner (L.1582) ; its sale, Paris 1775, N°244, like Veronese, bought by Boileau.
Vente anonyme Paris, hôtel Drouot, 26 mars 1999, n°9 repr.
Vente anonyme, Paris hôtel Drouot 22 décembre 2008, n°4.
Bibliography: P. Rosenberg, " Les dessins de la collection Mariette, Ecoles italienne et espagnole ", tome III, Somogy Editions d'art, p. 1245 repr. comme atelier de