PISANELLO
(b. 1395, Pisa, d. 1455, Roma)

Head of a Man

c. 1440
Black chalk with traces sof a stylus, 293 x 206 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The sitter of this drawing is not identified. He wears an extravagant hat similar to those worn by courtly figures in Italian paintings from the 1420s through the 1440s. One such figure occurs e.g. in Masolino's fresco in San Clemente, Rome (the figure mounted on horseback in the Crucifixion scene).




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