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Past Exhibition

Studies of Arms, Legs, Hands, and Drapery

Drawing of arms, hands, and legs

Studies of Arms, Legs, Hands, and Drapery, ca. 1522
Red and black chalk
10 3/16 x 7 15/16 in. (25.8 x 20.2 cm)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence
Recto
Courtesy the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea focuses here on specific details of the same figure that is in his Study of a Kneeling Figure in Profile to the Left. He begins in red chalk with the left arm and rolled sleeve, experiments with foreshortening in the legs, and then uses black chalk (perhaps to signal a next stage in his design process) to compose further studies of arms and hands. Curiously, he produced these black chalk studies facing in both directions.