Perino del Vaga
Studies for Friezes and a Crouching Female Nude (recto)
Studies of Figures and a Frieze (verso)
Pen and brown ink, some traces of red chalk
275 × 395 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 1864
On the sheet containing studies on both sides, Perino recorded frieze and figure studies developed from various artworks. The arrangement of the motifs indicates that the painter used the sheet first for the friezes, and filled the remaining spaces with figure studies. The source for the friezes imitating antique reliefs and depicting putti, satyrs and nymphs was probably a painted Roman façade by Polidoro da Caravaggio.
drawing, pen-and-ink, Perino del Vaga