(b. 1395, Pisa, d. 1455, Roma)

Study of a Head

c. 1436
Silverpoint on parchment
Musée du Louvre, Paris

A demonstration of Pisanello's creative process is provided by this drawing, a study for one of the heads in the fresco of St George and the Princess of Trebizond. This drawing of an easterner was either executed from life or from the memory of a certain individual encountered by the artist, perhaps in Venice.