(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

Study for a Portrait of a Youth (recto)

c. 1525
Black chalk with white highlights, 332 x 211 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The drawing on the recto of this sheet is related to the Youth in Pink Cloth in Lucca. Both the drawing and the panting have been associated with portraits ordered by Ottaviano de' Medici of his young cousins Ippolito and Alessandro.

The verso was executed a few years earlier and is one of several drawings for the figure with a basket in Pontormo's Vertumnus and Pomona for Poggio a Caiano.