Four studies of heads of young men

Castillo y Saavedra, Antonio

Four studies of heads of young men
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm


This drawing demonstrates Castillo’s skill with his preferred medium, pen and ink. Symmetrically arranged in two rows, the heads leave space for the artist’s monogram at centre. The sheet may have served as a model for studio assistants, a bravura demonstration of the artist’s draughtsmanship, or a design for a pattern book. The bold graphic line suggests the influence of prints.

Image Details

17th century
The Courtauld Gallery, London

© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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