Attributed to Perino del Vaga
The Triumph of David
Pen and wash in brown ink
262 × 397 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2194
Pope Leo X entrusted the decoration of the second-floor loggia of the Vatican palace to Raphael. The painter limited his participation to the preparation of designs and supervision of work, while the execution of the frescoes of Biblical themes and the all’antica stuccoes was delegated to his workshop. The severely abraded Budapest sheet, squared for transfer, was probably drawn by Perino del Vaga, who was perhaps also responsible for the painting of the corresponding vault fresco. The composition derives from a relief of the triumphal arch of Titus.
drawing, pen-and-ink, Perino del Vaga