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Past Exhibition

Study of a Young Man

Drawing of a man looking over his left shoulder

Study of a Young Man, ca. 1517–18
Red chalk
5 1/8 x 4 15/16 in. (13 x 12.6 cm)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence
Verso
Courtesy the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

In this drawing, Andrea seems to rotate the subject of another Study of a Young Man to gaze directly at the viewer. He captures the intensity of his gaze with a firm impression of chalk representing the left eye, establishing the impact of the painted sitter as he confronts the viewer with shadowed eyes.