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Giovanni Alberti (1558 - 1601)

An Allegory of Ecclesiastical Authority

Parker II (1956) 70; Macandrew (1980) App.2.70

Red chalk on off-white paper.  Sheet: 413 x 278 mm

Inscribed on the pedestal: Pietro; on the open pages of the book on the left: EVANG / SECVND LVCA; lower right in a later hand: Berettini; next to the left hand sleeve: cillo

Provenance: ?Charles fair; fax Murray

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Presented by Sir Karl Parker, 1937;