PALMA IL VECCHIO (JACOPO D'ANTONIO NEGRETTI)
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH SAINTS (HOLY CONVERSATION)
The left part of the picture with the depiction of St. Jerome and St. Anthony of Padua has been distorted by over-painting. In the collection of the British Museum in London there is a drawing depicting a scene of the Sacra Conversazione (Holy Conversation) with a similar composition. Despite a number of differences in the detail, it is without doubt a preliminary sketch for the picture in the Pushkin Museum.
Provenance: acquired for the Hermitage from the Croz collection (Paris) in 1772; in the Pushkin Museum since 1924.