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

Youth with a Recorder (recto)

Red chalk, 272 x 196 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The recto of this sheet depicts a youth with a recorder. It is one of Pontormo's most highly finished portrait drawing which was probably never meant to be translated into a painting. The drawing on the verso of a sheet is a preliminary study for Pontormo's portrait of Giovanni della Casa.