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Sketches of Three Male Heads in Profile

A work made of black chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1580/1600

Artist:

Italian, Roman or Lombard
Late 16th century

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Unknown Roman

Title

Sketches of Three Male Heads in Profile

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1580–1599

Medium

Black chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "pniv.L." [?]; at left edge, in black chalk: "87"; lower center on mount, in graphite: "Leonard da Vinci"

Dimensions

20.8 × 14.3 cm (8 1/4 × 5 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.5410

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