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Pino, Marco
Saint George and the Dragon
unknown date

Marco Pino, also known as Marco da Siena, studied under Domenico Beccafumi and spent his career in Siena, Rome and Naples. In Rome, Pino worked with Perino del Vaga on the Sala Paolina of Castle Saint Angelo and would also have come into contact with Salviati, Michelangelo and Taddeo Zuccaro. According to G.P. Lomazzo, Michelangelo advised Pino on the most effective method of constructing his compositions. This drawing depicts St. George, the mythical Roman tribune from Cappadocia, slaying the evil dragon. Pino’s drawings have been little studied, making it difficult to date this work, though it is a strong example of the elegance and delicacy of his draftsmanship.

 
Pino, Marco
Born Costa del Pino, Siena, c.1525 - Died Naples, c.1587
Saint George and the Dragon
unknown date
pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over red chalk, intended for transfer, on buff paper
height / width: 25 cm x 15.7 cm
Gift of Bayside Lakeshore Properties Ltd., Montreal, 1998
41-018.15

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