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Paolo Veronese (1528–1588)
Studies of Jupiter Astride the Eagle, 1557
Pen and brown ink, brown wash
5 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches (145 x 87 mm.)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909; I, 90a
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Like the studies of Bacchus and Apollo in the Morgan's collection, the present drawing is associated with Veronese's frescoes on the vault of the upper loggia in the Palazzo Trevisan, Murano.

Veronese likely kept the present sheet in his workshop, for the upper sketch of Jupiter astride his eagle was reused in a now lost ceiling canvas executed for the Palazzo Pisani, Venice.

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