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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594
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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 warm toned paper, squared for copying.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.247

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Study of nude male figure, standing inclined towards the left; Very slight, in black chalk, on warm toned paper; Squared for copying.

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 warm toned paper, squared for copying.

Dimensions

Height: 12.2 in, Width: 6.2 in

Descriptive line

Tintoretto, Jacopo; Study of nude male figure, standing inclined towards the left; Very slight, in black chalk, on warm toned 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.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1979, p. 160.

The text is as follows:

TINTORETTO, JACOPO
Jacopo Robusti (1518-94)

337

Male nude, front view, bending to one side and looking down
Inscribed in ink ‘G. Tintoretto’ (in the same hand as in no. 238)
Black chalk on buff paper; squared in black chalk
11 5/8 x 4 ½ (296 x 139) Dyce 247

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

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 247 (as by Tintoretto); Tietze nad Tietze-Conrat, no. 1705 (also by Tintoretto)

Possibly a study for the young woman admiring the infant Christ on the right side of the Adoration of the Shepherds formerly at Belluno in the Casa Pagani Varola (Bercken, pl. 200; a date in the 1580s in suggested). The head, neck and shoulders correspond fairly closely with the picture. But the woman’s arms in the picture are crossed on her breast, whereas in the drawing they appear to holding something away from the body. The position of the legs is different also, the left leg in the painting being advanced across the right one, so that the lower part of the woman’s body is twisted round to her right, instead of being shown frontally. This improves the pose, and may show a change of mind on the artist’s part.

Materials

Black chalk; Toned paper

Techniques

Drawing; Squared

Subjects depicted

Man; Nude

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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