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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1540-1594 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk on grey paper, squared for copying.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.246

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Study of a nude man, seated, and embracing one of his knees; Black chalk on grey paper, squared for copying.

Place of Origin

Venice (drawn)

Date

ca.1540-1594 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk on grey paper, squared for copying.

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in, Width: 8.8 in

Descriptive line

Tintoretto, Jacopo; Study of a nude man, seated, and embracing one of his knees; Black chalk on grey paper, squared for copying; Venetian School; 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.
P. Rossi, I disegni di Jacopo Tintoretto, Florence, 1975, p. 45.
T. Pignatti, Le scuole di Venezia, Milan, 1981, p. 176.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1979, p. 159.

The text is as follows:

TINTORETTO, JACOPO
Jacopo Robusti (1518-94)

335

Seated male nude, whith his hands clasped over his left knee
Inscribed in ink ‘G. Tintoretto’ (in the same hand as nos. 328)
Black chalk on blue paper; squared in charcoal
8 5/8 x 4 7/8 (219 x 123) Dyce 246

PROVENANCE Sir J. Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 246 (as by Tintoretto); von Hadeln, ‘Some Draings by Tintoretto’ in The Burlington Magazine, 44, 1924, p. 280 and pl. 1. c; Tietze and Tietze-Conrat, no. 1704 and pl. 119 (2).

It is a study for the woman in the right foreground of the Last Supper in the Scuola di San Rocco, Venice (Bercken, pl. 268; Tietze, fig. 208; painted between 1576 and 1581). Tintoretto sometimes employed made models for the female figures in his pictures. No. 337 appears to be another insance.

Materials

Black chalk; Grey paper

Techniques

Drawing; Squared

Subjects depicted

Man; Nude

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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