Two Standing Female Figures (Studies after Classical Statuary)

A work made of pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, laid down on ivory laid card.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, laid down on ivory laid card.

Date:

1580/84

Artist:

Andrea Boscoli
Italian, c. 1560-1608

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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Artist

Andrea Boscoli

Title

Two Standing Female Figures (Studies after Classical Statuary)

Origin

Italy

Date

1577–1587

Medium

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, laid down on ivory laid card

Inscriptions

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."

Dimensions

197 x 138 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt

Reference Number

1985.389

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