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Portrait of a Young Woman

Attributed to Pier Francesco Foschi (Pier Francesco Toschi) (Italian, Florence 1502–1567 Florence)
Metalpoint, touches of red chalk, on gray prepared paper.
6 15/16 x 5 1/4 in. (17.6 x 13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
This delicate bust-length study for a portrait of a woman, who gazes directly at the viewer, can be dated to the early sixteenth century, based on the style of her clothing. Similar headdresses and garments with a square-necked bodice and puffed sleeves appear in Florentine portraits of this period. The drawing has been associated with the school of the Mannerist painters Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino and may have been executed by Pier Francesco Foschi, who, along with these two masters, was a pupil of Andrea del Sarto, and was well known as a portraitist.
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at the lower right: 5
Charles Fairfax Murry, London; Archibald G. B. Russell, London (Lugt Suppl. 2770a); Russell sale 1928, lot 68, ill.; Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer sale 1936, lot 150, pl. 37; Philip Hofer, Cambridge (Mass.).
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