- Museum number
Head of a boy, wearing a cap
Metalpoint, heightened with white (partly oxidised), on ochre prepared paper
- Production date
- 1474-1537 (?)
Height: 168 millimetres
Width: 172 millimetres (arched)
- Curator's comments
This is not included in Dalli Regoli's Credi monograph but it is, as Popham and Pouncey noted, a 'good example of Credi's mature style'.
Lit.: B. Berenson, 'Drawings of the Florentine Painters', Chicago, 1938, II, no. 699A; A.E. Popham and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries', London, 1950, I, no. 51, II, pl. XLIII (with previous literature)
Popham & Pouncey 1950
The metal-point does not show up well on this strong yellow ground. The drawing is, however, a good example of Credi's mature style. A. M. Trombetti Brioli reproduces in 'Rivista d'arte', xviii (1936), p. 380, a somewhat similar drawing of a boy's head by Credi and, evidently mistaking it for the one here catalogued, states that it is in the British Museum. We have not been able to discover the whereabouts of this drawing.
Literature: BB 699A (formerly 704).
- Not on display
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