Pen and wash in brown ink
473 × 325 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest K.58.983
The Budapest drawing is one of the earliest representations of the Laocoön group, deriving from the years after the rediscovery of the famous antique sculpture in 1506 and its subsequent transfer to the Vatican. The sheet represents the fragmentary sculpture placed on the ground before a niche, which makes it one of the most significant documents of the marble’s original state preceding its restoration in the early 1520s.