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

Leonardo di Giovanni Buonafé and Another Carthusian Monk (verso)

Red chalk, 284 x 202 mm
British Museum, London

The verso of Pontormo's powerful self-portrait represents two Carthusian monks, the one on the left is probably the prior of the charterhouse of Galuzzo, Leonardo di Giovanni Buonafé. The drawing is a study for the monks in the background of Pontormo's Supper at Emmaus, painted for the Carthusian monastery at Galuzzo.