Drapery Study

Drawing of drapery

Drapery Study, ca. 1517
Red chalk
11 x 6 in. (27.9 x 15.2 cm)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Complementing Andrea's nude figure studies, this drawing captures the volume and folds of a garment as it was probably draped on a garzone or lay figure (jointed wood mannequin) in the studio. It is related to figures in two works dated about five years apart: the Arrest of the Baptist fresco at the Chiostro dello Scalzo and a Transfiguration scene embroidered on an ecclesiastical vestment (Museo Diocesano, Cortona).

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