About this artwork

This drawing has traditionally been attributed to Jacopo Tintoretto, but it has recently been suggested that it may be by his son Domenico, whose early style was very similar to his father’s. Although the sheet bears the inscription ‘Giacomo Tintoretto’, this is not in the artist’s handwriting and was added at a later date. This drawing does, however, share qualities that are found in Jacopo’s figure studies of the 1560s, particularly the elongated limbs, small head and the unusually high viewpoint. The sheet is squared up for transfer, and it may have been used for a figure in a painting, although no corresponding figure has been found in either Jacopo or Domenico’s surviving work.

Updated before 2020

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