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David Slaying Goliath


'David Slaying Goliath', a drawing by Giulio (or Julio) Romano (1499-1546), first half of the 16th century. Pencil and chalk on paper with gilt detail. This is an original drawing for a picture now in the Palazzo del Te, Mantua, Italy. Romano is mentioned as a sculptor by Shakespeare in 'The Winter's Tale', V.ii.105: 'That rare Italian master, Julio Romano'; he was Raphael's chief pupil, a one-time head of the Roman School of Painting, and was well known as an architect.

  • Measurements

  • Width

    675 mm (frame)
    485 mm (unframed)

  • Height

    525 mm (frame)
    330 mm (unframed)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    Giulio Romano,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust