Bust of a Man in a Hat Gazing Upward

Martin Schongauer German

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Celebrated for his pioneering engravings, Martin Schongauer was also a gifted panel painter and draftsman. This rare study is one of the few drawings that can be attributed to him. Combining fluid, richly varied strokes with delicate facial hatching, it probably represents a character head rather than a portrait. In style, the drawing is close to Schongauer’s late engravings.

Bust of a Man in a Hat Gazing Upward, Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach), Pen and carbon black ink, over pen and brown ink, on paper prepared with sanguine wash.

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