Studies of a Reclining Female Nude, Abraham Bloemaert, c. 1645 - c. 1651
In the course of his exceptionally long life – he lived to be over 80 – Bloemaert made hundreds of drawings. He drew from his own imagination, after life models, and after the nature near his place of residence, Utrecht. He often copied and reused motifs in his drawings. These studies of nudes also feature in a drawing that Bloemaert had made more than 40 years earlier.