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Seated Youth Wearing a Monk's Habit: Study for Saint Benedict

A work made of red chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on blue laid paper, squared in black and red chalk.
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  • A work made of red chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on blue laid paper, squared in black and red chalk.

Date:

1590

Artist:

Bartolomeo Cesi
Italian, 1556-1629

About this artwork

This work was modeled on a young studio assistant who appears frequently in Cesi’s drawings, but it was preparatory for a painting of a much older Saint Benedict in the church of San Procolo, Bologna. The black chalk grid would have facilitated the artist in the transfer and enlarging of his design.

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Artist

Bartolomeo Cesi

Title

Seated Youth Wearing a Monk's Habit: Study for Saint Benedict

Origin

Italy

Date

1590

Medium

Red chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on blue laid paper, squared in black and red chalk

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Dono"; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite, and lower right, in pen and brown ink (in Gurley hand): "Paolo di Dono--1397-1475 / ("Paolo Uccello")"; lower left, in pen and brown ink: "geb 1600"; inscribed on former mount (GCI): "Denes Calmar (probably "Denys Calvaert," as interpreted by Ulrich Middeldorf)

Dimensions

352 × 214 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.5404

Extended information about this artwork

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