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Bearded Man with his Right Arm Raised

A work made of black, red, and ocher chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on bluish gray laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black, red, and ocher chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on bluish gray laid paper.

Date:

1562/64

Artist:

Giuseppe Porta
Italian, c. 1520–c. 1575

About this artwork

Between 1562 and 1566, Salviati was in Rome working on a commission for two large frescoes in the Sala Regia, a formal reception hall in the Vatican. This sheet is a single-figure study for the first of these, which depicts the peace treaty that Pope Alexander III and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa reached in Venice in 1177. The corresponding painted figure can be seen in the large crowd at right in the fresco.

An example of the artist’s mature draftsmanship, the drawing demonstrates a range of techniques, from the carefully modeled face and the crumpled pleats of the sleeve to the delicate black chalk of the figure’s beard.

Status

On loan to UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley for Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art from the Gray Collection

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giuseppe Porta, called Giuseppe Salviati

Title

Bearded Man with his Right Arm Raised

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1562–1564

Medium

Black, red, and ocher chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on bluish gray laid paper

Dimensions

206 × 263 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.860

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