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

Self-Portrait

1526-28
Red chalk, 155 x 107 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This drawing - thought to be a self-portrait - is a study for the head of the figure in the upper right of Pontormo's Deposition in the Cappella Capponi in Santa Felicità, Florence. Unlike the other preliminary sketches for the altarpiece, this drawing is highly finished, with a subtle rendering of the highlights of the face.