Two Female Heads

Two Female Heads

first half 17th century

Abraham Bloemaert

(Dutch, 1564-1651)

Red chalk heightened with white chalk; framing lines in brown ink

Support: Light brown laid paper

Sheet: 7.8 x 12.2 cm (3 1/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Anne Elizabeth Wilson Memorial Fund 1994.15

Location

Did you know?

These female heads drawn from two angles may have been studies for an instruction book for artists published by Bloemaert in the 1600s.

Description

The power and sensitivity of this small drawing depicting two views of the same female head far exceeds the sheet’s modest size.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.