Young Man with Baretta with his Head in His Hands, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Young Man with Baretta with his Head in His Hands
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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

Young Man with Baretta with his Head in His Hands, ca. 1735 – 1740


Blatt
max. 301 x 229 mm
minimum height
297 mm
Physical Description
Black and white chalk on grey-blue laid paper
Inventory Number
531
Object Number
531 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The work does not belong to the group of “character heads” but is one of the few drawings by Piazzetta executed as preliminary sketches for later painted versions. Drawn from life, the motif appears in the background of a Pastoral Scene of 1740 now in Chicago.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Young Man with Baretta with his Head in His Hands
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Black and white chalk on grey-blue laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): No. 3
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B111(+521) anonymous historical person portrayed alone (+ full face portrait)
  • 31AA25311 'caput manui innixum', head held in the hand(s) - AA - both arms or hands
Secondary

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Last update

25.08.2020