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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 grey paper, squared for copying.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.245

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketch of a nude male figure, seated. The same subject on the reverse, possibly traced through; Black chalk on grey 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 grey paper, squared for copying.

Dimensions

Height: 8.1 in, Width: 6.9 in

Descriptive line

Tintoretto, Jacopo; Sketch of a nude male figure, seated. The same subject on the reverse, possibly traced through; Black chalk on grey paper, squared for copying; 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.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1979, p. 161.

The text is as follows:

TINTORETTO, JACOPO
Jacopo Robusti (1518-94)

338

Recto Seated male nude
Inscribed in ink ‘G. Tintoretto’ (in the same hand as in no. 328)
Charcoal on faded blue paper; squared in charcoal
8 5/8 x 7 1/8 (219 x 180) Dyce 245

Verso Similar figure, reversed, possibly traced through, the upper part very rough and confused through many pentimenti
Charcoal

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

LITERATURE Dyce Collection no. 245 (as by Tintoretto); Tietze and Tietze-Conrat, no. 1703 (as by Tintoretto)

The post is similar to that of the disciple whose foot Christ is washing in the picture of that subject in the National Gallery, London, the extended and foreshortened right arm being a noticeable feature common to both figures. (See Bercken, pl. 102; approximate date 1564-66; Tieze, pl. 139.) But the disciple in the painting leans further forward, while his right leg is correspondingly more extended and not so foreshortened in the thigh.

Materials

Black chalk; Grey paper; Charcoal

Techniques

Drawing; Sketching; Tracing

Subjects depicted

Man; Nudes

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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