Apr 19, 2010

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


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.


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

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