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Studies of a Standing Old Man and Three Other Figures

Sebastiano del Piombo (in c. 1520)

Despite attempts to connect this impressive drawing with a painting, it remains a mystery. The gender of the secondary figures is unclear and ait is uncertain whether they are related to the main figure. The figure on the left with its head turned to the side and raised right leg seems somewhat awkward. The turned head on the upper right has no clear relationship to the rest of the drawing. To the right of the standing man is an unclear sketch of two figures.


Title Studies of a Standing Old Man and Three Other Figures
Material and technique Black chalk
Object type Drawing
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Width : 253 mm
Height : 351 mm
Makers Draughtsman: Sebastiano del Piombo
Accession number I 378 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age maker Between 30 and 40 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel II, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Material Paper > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Black chalk > Chalk > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Sebastiano del Piombo

Venetië 1485 - Rome 1547