Cristoforo Roncalli, called Il Pomarancio

Cristoforo Roncalli, called Il Pomarancio

Cristoforo Roncalli, called Il Pomarancio
'Half-Length Study of a Youth with a Raised Left Arm'
About 1609
Red chalk
Museum no. CAI 374
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

This is one of several preparatory drawings connected with frescoes which Roncalli executed in the dome of the Basilica at Loreto (later destroyed). As other drawings for the scheme show, the study was used for the figure of an angel perching on a balustrade. In the finished work, another angel mirrored this pose on the other side of the fresco.