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

Reclining Nude (recto)

1519-21
Black chalk, 270 x 423 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The figure on the recto is typical of Pontormo's rapid sketches of naked youth made while working on Vertumnus and Pomona, a wall painting in the villa of Poggio a Caiano.

The verso represents studies of heads.