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Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)

Artist:
Workshop of Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano)
Date:
ca. 1504
Medium:
Metalpoint on pinkish prepared paper; retouched by a later hand in pencil, particularly the figure at the right (recto); black chalk, over dots obtained by the pouncing of a model; partly retouched with brush and brown ink (verso)
Dimensions:
8 9/16 x 6 15/16 in. (21.7 x 17.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.393
Not on view
The differences between the two figures, in terms of pose, gesture, clothing, and hair, probably reveal a common artistic practice by which the artist began by drawing the live model and, on the same sheet, experimented with variations that would be adaptable to a particular project.
Conestabile, Perugia (?); private collection, Paris (?); John Postle Heseltine, London; Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer sale 1936, lot 133, fig. 33.
Vittoria Garibaldi and Francesco Federico Mancini. "Exh. cat., Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia." Perugino: il divin pittore. Exh. cat., Milan, 2004, p. 371. Cat. no. II. 23.



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