Christ Disputing with the Doctors in the Temple
Francesco Salviati (Francesco de' Rossi, also called il Cecchino), Italian, 1510 - 1563. Formerly attributed to Giorgio Vasari, Italian, 1511 - 1574.
An important Mannerist painter, Salviati provided decorative works in fresco and oil for churches and palaces in Rome, Florence, and Venice. The composition of this drawing is taken directly from an earlier famous monument in Florence that was created between about 1400 and 1424, one of Lorenzo Ghiberti's bronze relief panels on the doors of the city's venerable Baptistery.