Saint Francis (recto); Dead Christ (verso)

Black chalk (recto); black chalk with some white chalk heightening (verso) | 40.5 x 28.4cm | c. 1517-1518

Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci)

The figure of Saint Francis kneels with his hands clasped in prayer, wearing a hooded cassock. Soft lines of parallel hatching as well as smudging give texture and depth to the image, which contains few details. Pontormo used this sketch in preparati...
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