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Fra Paolino joined the Dominican order at the age of fifteen. Six years later he was transferred to the Convent of San Marco, where he assisted Fra Bartolommeo in his workshop. However, the artistic quality of his master’s paintings is not evident in his own works, which mostly follow existing models and are stiffly executed. Following Fra Bartolommeo’s death, the majority of the workshop stock passed to Fra Paolino.
|Title||Study for a Kneeling Female Saint Holding a Palm Branch|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, heightened with white, on yellow-brown prepared paper|
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height : 403 mm
Width : 271 mm
Draughtsman: Fra Paolino da Pistoia
|Accession number||I 563 N 94 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age maker||About 19 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
|Exhibitions|| Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
|Material||Paper > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Chalk > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Technique||Prepared > Prepare > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique|
|Prepared > Prepare > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique|
|Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique|
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
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Fra Paolino da Pistoia
Pistoia 1488 - Pistoia 1547