(b. 1764, Bologna, d. 1834, Bologna)

Head Study of an Elderly Bearded Man

Oil on canvas, 34 x 41 cm
Private collection

This study of an old man, almost certainly done from life, is preparatory for the figure of Saint Jerome in Mauro's altar-frontal of circa 1792, destined for the main altar of the church of Santa Maria delle Laudi, Bologna, and today in the possession of the Amministrazione Provinciale.