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Young Warrior, Seen from Behind, Lifting a Curtain

A work made of pen and brown ink, and brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, and brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1550/55

Artist:

Francesco Salviati
Italian, 1510–1563

About this artwork

Throughout his career, Salviati produced drawings for various purposes and in a variety of media that display artifice and stylistic f lair. This sheet is notable for its deftly applied brown wash, including thick strokes, quick accents, and sinuous contours. The result is eloquently pictorial, which suggests that Salviati may have intended it as an independent work of art.

Salviati’s bravura graphic performance is matched by his deft interpretation of the subject, especially in the balletic pose of the young soldier balanced on one foot as he gingerly lifts the curtain.

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Artist

Francesco Salviati

Title

Young Warrior, Seen from Behind, Lifting a Curtain

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1550–1555

Medium

Pen and brown ink, and brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

432 × 280 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.864

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