CARNEVALE, Fra
(b. ca. 1425, Urbino, d. 1484, Urbino)

A Woman and a Kneeling Monk

1440s
Pen, with brown and white wash, on reddish-coloured paper, 163 x 139 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This drawing, which display stylistic affinities with Filippo Lippi's works, is attributed to Fra Carnevale who worked in Lippi's workshop. The kneeling monk is copied from Lippi's Coronation of the Virgin, while the female bears a striking resemblance to some of the figures in the Barberini panels by Fra Carnevale, both in folds and in the geometric clarity of the folds of drapery.