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Studies of Heads

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk heightened with white

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 283, box A

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


early 18th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk heightened with white



Descriptive line

Drawing, part of a set of off-set copies of studies of heads, male and female, Venice, early 18th century.

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume II. 17th-18th century, London, 1980, p. 191.

The text is as follows:

VENICE: early 18th century


Off-set copies (13) of a series of studies of heads, male and female
Various sizes D.192-204-1906

PROVENANCE Given by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence 1906

Fomerly ascribed to Piazzetta. Reminiscent of him, but inferior.


Black chalk


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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