(b. 1666, Firenze, d. 1724, Roma)
Head of a Young Boy1717
Pastel on paper, 41 x 34 cm
Benedetto Luti was a master of suave portraiture. He was one of the greatest colourists in eighteenth-century Rome and his chalk and pastel studies of single heads, bust-length apostles, saints, angels and children are charming in their polished freshness and elegance.