Head of a young soldier, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Head of a young soldier
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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

Head of a young soldier, ca. 1740


Blatt
389 x min. 268 mm
maximum width
272 mm
Physical Description
Black and white chalk on grey-brown laid paper
Inventory Number
4282
Object Number
4282 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This drawing depicts the charming face of a boy, individuality having been relinquished in favour of typification. In the dynamic of the chalk lines as well as the soft shading, it is closely related to the "Head of a bishop in profile" (530 Z) and was presumably likewise executed around 1740. The motif also appears in Giambattista Tiepolo’s etching "Three Soldiers and a Boy" from the series of "Vari Capricci" of 1742. It is not clear which of the two artists depicted it first.

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Title
Head of a young soldier
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Black and white chalk on grey-brown laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

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Genre
Main Motif
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Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B111(+511) anonymous historical person portrayed alone (+ full face portrait)
  • 31A247 looking over the shoulder
Secondary
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18.05.2022