Cristoforo Roncalli, called Il Pomarancio
'Half-Length Study of a Youth with a Raised Left Arm'
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.