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Bust of a Warrior

A work made of black chalk, with red chalk, heightened with traces of white chalk, ruled with pen and black ink, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with red chalk, heightened with traces of white chalk, ruled with pen and black ink, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1586/88

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch 1558-1617

About this artwork

Netherlandish artists like Hendrick Goltzius studied Classical antiquity to understand the ideal representation of the human face and body. They also turned to Classical inspirations to develop their own imaginative repertoire, as reflected in this rendering of a warrior.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

Bust of a Warrior

Origin

Netherlands

Date

Made 1585–1589

Medium

Black chalk, with red chalk, heightened with traces of white chalk, ruled with pen and black ink, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed recto, center right: "HG"; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: illegible name over "(1588–1616)"; center, in graphite: "got"; right, in graphite: illegible word

Dimensions

140 × 98 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.849

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