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Portrait of a bearded man in a cap

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    c.1540-1609 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zuccaro, Federico (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    black and red chalk drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 291

Physical description

Portrait of a bearded man wearing a square cap, head facing left.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


c.1540-1609 (made)


Zuccaro, Federico (painter)

Materials and Techniques

black and red chalk drawing


Length: 212 mm, Width: 95 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, a portrait of a bearded man in a cap, by Federico Zuccaro (c.1540-1609).

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 194.

The text is as follows:

(c. 1540-1609)


Portrait of a bearded man in a cap Inscribed on the back in ink 'F. Zuccaro geb.1529' with some illegible numerals underneath
Inscribed also in pencil 'Casparo Celi' Red and black chalk
8 ¼ x 3 ¾) (212 x 95) --1929

PROVENANCE Probably Ploos van Amstel (the handwriting in ink resembles Lugt 3002-3004 and the words 'by Ploos' are written on the mount); bequeathed 1929 by Miss Grace Valentine Stephenson in accordance with the wish of Ralph Harry Stephenson

No. 422 is a similar drawing from the same collection and shows the same sitter, presumably Casparo Celi, of whom no record has been found.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.


Red chalk; Black chalk




Drawings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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