Study for the Head of Jesus in the Painting of the Holy Family, Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Study for the Head of Jesus in the Painting of the Holy Family, Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Study for the Head of Jesus in the Painting of the Holy Family, Palazzo Barberini, Rome
Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530)
Italy
Early 16th century
Red chalk on laid paper
Width 11.7 cm x height 14.5 cm
Museum no. D.1705-1885

Andrea del Sarto showed a preference for red chalk during the last ten years of his life. He was in Paris in 1518, which may have contributed to the enthusiasm with which it was taken up in France.