About this artwork
Although trained in Florence, Boscoli spent several influential years in the 1580s working in Rome, where one of his favorite occupations was the study of classical monuments. This drawing is characteristic of Boscoli’s very best studies of Roman statuary; the clear crisp presentation of drapery, and of light and shadow became his trademarks.
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- Prints and Drawings
- Andrea Boscoli
- Two Standing Female Figures (Studies after Classical Statuary)
- Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, laid down on ivory laid card
- Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "R(...)o" ? Inscribed recto, lower center on mount, in pen and brown ink: "Boscoli." Inscribed verso, upper center on mount, in graphite and pen and brown ink: "And: Boscoli. after y' Antique./ Purchased at the Mr. Moser's Sale Apl. 1783."
- 197 x 138 mm
- Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt