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Head of a Young Woman

Artist:
Attributed to Lorenzo di Credi (Lorenzo d'Andrea d'Oderigo) (Italian, Florence 1456/59–1536 Florence)
Date:
late 15th–early 16th century
Medium:
Metalpoint, heightened with white, on pink prepared paper; profile retouched in brownish chalk, hair retouched in black chalk, and highlights added to bust, all by a later hand.
Dimensions:
Diameter 5 13/16 (14.8 cm.)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.413
Not on view
Portrayed in near profile with downcast eyes, this study of the head of a young woman resembles the physiognomic type frequently employed for images of the Virgin found in paintings by Lorenzo di Credi and his school. The drawing was retouched by a later hand, obscuring its original appearance.
Thomas Dimsdale, London (Lugt 2426); John Postle Heseltine, London (Lugt 1507); Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer sale 1936, lot 84. Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1936.
Licia Ragghianti Collobi. Il libro de' disegni del Vasari. Vol. 2 vols., Florence, 1974, vol. 2, p. 99, p. 141, fig. 273 .



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