In his 'Lives of the Artists' (1550/1568) Vasari wrote that Giorgione "firmly believed that painting alone, with the colours themselves, without studying anything on paper, was the true and best method". Perhaps this explains why this is the only surviving drawing generally believed to be by Giorgione. Although it is not a preliminary study, there is a strong resemblance to his equally famous painting the 'The Tempest'.
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|Title||View of Castel San Zeno, Montagnana, With a Seated Figure in the Foreground|
|Material and technique||Red chalk|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 290 mm
Height 203 mm
|Accession number||I 485 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel I, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||San Zeno, Montagnana > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|