Study of legs, and the torso of a boy, Abraham Bloemaert, 1574 - 1651

Study of legs, and the torso of a boy, Abraham Bloemaert, 1574 - 1651

paper, h 253mm × w 166mm More details

The painter Bloemaert ‘tried out‘ several body parts on this sheet in order to use them later in a larger composition. This kind of drawing belonged to a repertoire of motifs that the artist had accumulated in the course of many years of study. Bloemaert used the figure of the boy in a painting of John the Baptist Preaching (Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig).

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