- Museum number
Bandinelli album: Two studies of an outstretched left arm seen from behind. Pen and brown ink over leadpoint
Verso: two studies of a left leg. Pen and brown ink over leadpoint
- Production date
- 1525-1550 (circa)
Height: 287 millimetres
Width: 206 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: Pascal Lamb in a circle (cf. Briquet, nos 47, 50 / Piccard-online.de, no. 86749)
Sixth page of an album discussed under 1866,1208.641/2 (with bibliography).
The two recto studies show an outstretched left arm in the opposite view to that seen in the facing page and equally appear drawn with the right edge as the bottom, although there is hatching that seems more consistent with right-handed draughtsmanship in portrait orientation. The upper arm was first drawn, the torso curtailed to allow space for the study below. The variously redrawn contours of the underdrawing show that the arm has been shifted upwards.
In contrast to the facing page, these studies show clearly distinct view points: the upper study displays the elbow joint square on (the underdrawing revealing the shift of the arm upwards); the lower study shows the same arm from a higher view point, putting the elbow into profile. The hand is shaded in the upper study and seen against light in the lower, reflecting the change of light that the adjustment of viewpoint entailed.
The verso equally represents a single limb but from view points turned by ninety degrees. The pen lines of the upper leg are curtailed whereas the lines of the underdrawing in leadpoint continue under the overlaid paper. To the right, the same leg is rotated ninety degrees clockwise (the light is consistent with the artist`s having moved around the leg) and depicted full-length, the extremities considerably cut.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997 Oct-Nov, London, Royal College of Art, 'The Quick and the Dead'
1998 Jan-Mar, Warwick, Mead Gallery, 'The Quick and the Dead'
1998 Mar-May, Leeds, City Art Gallery, 'The Quick and the Dead'
1998 Jun-Sep, Geneva, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, 'The Quick and the Dead'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The title on the album cover demonstrates a Dutch or Flemish provenance.
- Prints and Drawings
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