Circle of Bartolomeo Passarotti
Study of a Left Hand and Forearm; Four studies of a right Forearm

PROVENANCE: Harold Day, his inscription, on the verso of 1, in pen and brown ink 'Passerotti/ See Ashmolean cat No 35./ Italian drgs.'

Pen and brown ink

Irregular shape [1] 92 x 140 mm (3 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

[2] 133 x 162 mm (5 1/4 x 6 3/8 in]


The inscription made by Harold Day on the verso of 1 could refer to either 'Studies of Hands and of a nude Figures' or 'Studies of Hands' in the Asmolean Museum, whilst the pose of the various hands are comparable to some of the hand studies in the Ashmolean drawings the technique is not that of Passarotti 1.

1.K.T. Parker, 'Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum' Volume II Italian School, Oxford, 1956, no. 452-3, pp.226-7, pl.CVI.

This is catalogue Number 4, in the on-line e-catalogue of 'Drawings from the collection of Harold Day (1924-2010)', see the home page for the e-catalogue.