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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Gentileschi, Orazio Lomi, born 1563 - died 1639
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 16th century - early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gentileschi, Orazio Lomi, born 1563 - died 1639 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.171

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 112

Physical description

Old man's head, life size, three-quarters, turned to the right; Red chalk.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)

Date

late 16th century - early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Gentileschi, Orazio Lomi, born 1563 - died 1639 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 in, Width: 8.7 in

Object history note

Collection unknown - A scroll.

Descriptive line

Gentileschi, Orazio Lomi; Old man's head, life size, three-quarters, turned to the right; Red chalk; Italian; Late 16th - early 17th century.

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.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1979, p. 225.

The text is as follows:

SIENA: late 16th century

502

Head of a bearded man
Inscribed on the back in red chalk ‘A. Gentelischi’, with another word, too faint to be read; on the mount an inscription in pencil giving an account of the life of Orazio Gentileschi in Dutch
Red chalk
11 ¾ x 8 5/8 (299 x 219) Dyce 171

PROVEANCE J. Pz. Zoomer (Lugt 1511); Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 171 (as by Orazio Gentileschi)

The attribution to Orazio Gentileschi has been kept till lately, though the old inscription, on which the attribution is presumably based, gives the artist’s initial as A, evidently referring to Artemisis rather than Orazio. It seems unlikely tha the drawing is by wither artist. It look earlier in date and there are signs of Barocci’s influence in it.

Materials

Red chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Man's head

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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