Noli me Tangere

I ran into a drawing by Giovanni Pietro Ligari (1686-1748) at the Casa Ligari museum in Sondrio (Palazzo Sassi de Lavizzari).

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It looked too Flemish to me. In fact it is a copy after a beautiful engraving by AEgidius Sadeler (1570-1629) after a desing by Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611) [Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-5110].

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