Roman School, 16th Century
An Allegory of Painting and Poetry turning to Nature as a source of inspiration
inscribed in pen and brown ink 'veruis electis, colorib* que placitis anbae naturae imitantur arte (upper edge) and '***do' and 'Homero' (lower edge)
black chalk, pen and brown ink and brown wash on paper, heightened with white, with pen and brown ink framing lines
18.6 x 12.5cm (7 5/16 x 4 15/16in).