Head of a young woman
This monumental drawing is one of a series of portrait studies Dürer created during his second journey to Italy, where he also spent some time in Venice. He has signed the work top right his famous monogram and the year 1505. On a similar drawing in the British Museum the artist also wrote that the woman depicted is a peasant from the Winden district (now in Slovenia). Dürer has succeeded in creating a high degree of plasticity in the modelling of the face.