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Past Exhibition

Study of a Young Man

Drawing of a seated man resting his arm on an upright book and looking over his left shoulder

Study of a Young Man, ca. 1517–18
Red chalk
7 3/8 x 4 9/16 in. (18.8 x 11.6 cm)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence
Recto
Courtesy the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

The drawings on the recto and verso of this sheet and another of the same title trace Andrea's development of the twisting figure, which reaches its fullest expression in his Portrait of a Young Man. Here, he experimented with the figure looking over his shoulder to the right, resting his elbow on an upright book.