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

Study of Francesco Guardi as a Halberdier

Red chalk, 209 x 169 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The drawing on the recto of the sheet relates to the painted portrait of Francesco Guardi as a halberdier, except that the pose is more frontal here than in the painting. It may represent an intermediate stage of the composition.

The verso contains a study of a male nude.