Innocenzo da Imola (Innocenzo Francucci) (Imola 1488/89–Bologna ca. 1545)
Giuliano di Piero di Simone Bugiardini (Italian, Florence 1475–1554 Florence)
early 16th century
Black and white chalk
16 9/16 x 4 5/8 in. (42 x 11.8 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
Innocenzo trained as a painter in Bologna with Francesco Francia then in Florence with Mariotto Albertinelli. After returning to Bologna in 1517, he executed paintings for churches there and in surrounding towns. In contrast to the formality of his painting style, his drawings—a small group of which survives—reveal a softer touch. In this sheet, no doubt a study for a painting, the artist determines the pose of the figure and observes the play of light across the torso, limbs, and drapery. Innocenzo’s gifts as a draftsman are evident in the rhythmic charcoal lines and lively white highlights.
Marking: 1. Handwritten notation on verso: Bugiardini B.B. 2. Watermark: anchor in a circle with a star
Jonathan Richardson Senior, London (Lugt 2184); Maurice Marignane, Paris (Lugt 1872); Hubert Marignane, Paris; [H.M. Calmann, London]; [P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., London]. Acquired by Robert Lehman from Colnaghi in 1960.
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