Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of the back of a man's left shoulder and a chained (?) figure.
The detailed explorations of the muscular structure of the human leg, seen from varying points of view in this sheet, attest to the importance of anatomical studies during the Renaissance. In order to better un... more
Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)
The differences between the two figures, in terms of pose, gesture, clothing, and hair, probably reveal a common artistic practice by which the artist began by drawing the live model and, on the same sheet, exp... more
Roman ruins on a rock on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, beyond barred gate in wall; after Sebastian Vrancx Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
The celebrated eighteenth-century Munich court sculptor Ignaz Günther carved this mesmerizing statuette. It is a "bozetto," or working model, for the nearly lifesize sculpture of the so-called "Female Saint of ... more
Shakespeare Seated Between the Dramatic Muse and the Genius of Painting, Who is Pointing Him Out as the Proper Subject for Her Pencil
This frontipiece to Boydell's 1797 edition of "Shakespeare's Works" reproduces a sculpture by Joseph Banks that adorned the facade of the Shakespeare Gallery on London's Pall Mall. The playwright sits between t... more