The World's Largest Public Domain Source

  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout

  • account_boxLogin
3,306 media by topicpage 1 of 34

Scepter with Profile Figures

Maya artists skillfully chipped flint, a fragile and challenging medium, into imaginative multifigure and geometric shapes. The worked flints are frequently found as offerings in Maya tombs. This eccentric flin... more

Profile of a Bearded Man

Made in Rouen, France

Stamp, Feline Profile

Mexico, Mesoamerica

Head of an Angel in Left Profile

Taddeo di Bartolo (Italian, Siena ca. 1362–1422 Siena)

A Gazelle in Profile, Moving Toward the Right

The Lombard artist Michelino da Besozzo was celebrated during his lifetime for his naturalism, especially in rendering animals and birds. This magnificent drawing, probably made by an artist strongly influenced... more

Jug with Figure in Profile

By the 1500s Italian maiolica makers would famously use the surface of their wares to depict complex narrative scenes, but this jug, with its confident half-length depiction of a man, represents an early foray ... more

Two-handled pharmacy or storage jar with arms of the Orsini family and profile head of a man

The arms of the Orsini, a powerful Roman family, appear on one side of this jar, while the profile of a young man is delicately painted on the other. Numbers scratched into the underside note its weight when em... more

Head of a Man in Profile Facing to the Left

In his studies from the late 1480s onward, Leonardo would increasingly link his exploration of human physiognomy to that of the "ages of man." While he often portrayed youth as possessing perfectly proportioned... more

The Head of a Grotesque Man in Profile Facing Right

This drawing was discovered underneath Leonardo's 'Allegory of the Fidelity of the Lizard' (Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 17.142.3) at the time of the acquisition of the latter from Thomas Nash in 1917. ... more

Head of a Woman in Profile

Anonymous, French, 16th century

Head of a Man in Profile

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Christ, left profile

Melchior Lorck (Danish, Flensburg 1526–after 1588 Hamburg (?))

A costume and a sketch of a man in profile

Anonymous, German, 16th century (?)

Head of man in Profile to Left

Attributed to Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Head of a Bearded Man in Profile to Left, possibly the Portrait of the Poet Giorgio Anselmi (ca. 1459-1528), with Faint Sketch of a Skull-like Head

Portrait drawings by Parmigianino (other than self-portraits) are quite rare. The left half of this delicately drawn sheet is apparently a portrait of the Parmese statesman and humanist Giorgio Anselmi 'nepote'... more

Head of a Man in Profile to Right

Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Dish with profile of a woman with Petrarchan verse

The Umbrian town of Deruta was an important center of maiolica production and was particularly famous for its display plates—especially those bearing images of lovely women. Here, confident lines describe a gra... more

Drapery Study for a Standing Male Figure in Profile Facing Left.

This drapery study for a standing male figure wearing a voluminous mantle was executed in a distinctive drawing technique-featuring soft, very granular black chalk with white chalk highlights-that is closely as... more

The Virgin in profile facing right reading to the infant Christ

Attributed to Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)