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

Studies for the Nailing of Christ to the Cross

Black chalk, heightened with whiwte, and red chalk, 307 x 190 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

From 1523 to 1525 Pontormo worked at the charterhouse of Galuzzo, near Florence, painting a mural cycle of the Passion for the cloister. This drawing is a study for the never-executed scene of the cycle. Pontormo used as his model a naked youth, whom he had lie on the floor.