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With no fewer than twenty drawings, Tintoretto was well represented in the collection of Franz Koenigs. This may well point to a conscious preference on part of the collector. Tintoretto made several studies after antique heads, including the bust represented here, which was given to the City of Venice by Cardinal Domenico Grimani in 1523 and was then believed to represent the Roman emperor Vitellius.

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Title Study after an antique head
Material and technique Pen and brown ink, brown wash, on white prepared paper, black chalk, heightened with white, on discoloured blue paper
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 229 mm
Height 340 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jacopo Tintoretto
Accession number I 205 recto (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Tekeningen uit eigen bezit, 1400-1800 (1952)
De Collectie Twee - wissel I, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
External exhibitions Tintoretto 500 (2018)
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Place of manufacture Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Jacopo Tintoretto

Venetië 1518 - Venetië 1594

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