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Drawing - A kneeling monk
  • A kneeling monk
    Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594
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A kneeling monk

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1540-1594 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk on blue-grey paper, heightened with white, squared for transfer

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.236

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 34

Physical description

Study of a monk kneeling, the head thrown back in an attitude of astonishment; For a figure in the 'Assumption'; Black chalk on blue-grey paper, heightened with white, squared for transfer.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca.1540-1594 (made)

Artist/maker

Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk on blue-grey paper, heightened with white, squared for transfer

Marks and inscriptions

'G. Tintoretto'
Inscribed attribution, recto.

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 in, Width: 9.5 in

Descriptive line

Tintoretto, Jacopo; Study of a monk kneeling, the head thrown back in an attitude of astonishment; For a figure in the 'Assumption'; Black chalk on blue-grey paper, heightened with white, squared for transfer; Italian; ca.1540-1594.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. 9 p.

Materials

Grey paper; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing; Heightening

Subjects depicted

Monk

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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