(b. ca. 1497, Caravaggio, d. 1543, Messina)

Young Men Dancing around a Woman

c. 1525
Red chalk, 222 x 186 mm
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

The Lombard heritage of Polidoro can be discerned in his landscape studies and many drawings of genre scenes, all executed in red chalk, a medium favoured by Leonardo and his Lombard followers. Polidoro took up a broad range of subjects in his genre drawings.