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Pen and ink on white paper; one hundred sixty × a hundred and twenty mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Cecco Bravo (Francesco Montelatici; ca. 1600—1661). examine of a nude formative years. Sanguine and black chalk on white paper; 333 × 230 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Jacopo da Empoli (Jacopo Chimenti; 1554—1640). Seminude male determine. Sanguine on white paper; four hundred x 240 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Jacopo da Empoli. learn of a early life bare to the waist. Sanguine. Pierpont Morgan Library, big apple. Francesco Furini (1604—1646). woman nude noticeable from the rear. Sanguine on white paper; 350 × 2 hundred mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Gervasio Gatti (Il Sojaro; 1549—1631). research for Saint Sebastian. Pencil and pen with lead heightening on cerulean paper; 240 × 430 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867). research of a reclining woman. Graphite. Library,École des Beaux-Arts, Paris Filippino Lippi (1457—1504). A nude with employees, jogging. Silverpoint heightened with white on grayish paper; 275 × eighty five mm. Print Room, Dresden. Michelangelo (Buonarroti; 1475—1564). stories for: a determine and the best hand of the Libyan Sibyl for the Sistine Chapel; six certain slaves for the tomb of Julius II; a cornice. Sanguine; 285 × 195 mm. Oxford collage Galleries, Oxford. Michelangelo. research for a useless Christ. Black chalk; 225 x 320 mm. Louvre, Paris. Raffaele de Montelupo (Sinibaldi; 1505? -1556). young ones taking part in at sizzling cockles; nudes. Pen and ink; 275 x 370 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Charles Natoire (1700—1777). stunned nymph. Sanguine on brownish-gray paper; 382 × 207 mm. university of Pollaiuolo. A nude with folded palms. Pen and bister; 260 × eighty mm. Jacopo Pontormo. learn for a lifeless Christ. Sanguine; 353 × 279 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Jacopo Pontormo. research of a nude seated at the floor. Black chalk; four hundred × 260 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Jacopo Pontormo. Recumbent determine, foreshortened; à seated baby. Black chalk; four hundred x 280 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio; 1483—1520). Nude research of a guy preserving a vase on his head. Pen and bister. Rembrandt (Harmenszoon van Rijn; 1606-1669). Seated lady. British Museum, London. Rembrandt. Seated girls. Louvre, Paris. Rosso Fiorentino (Giambattista Rossi; 1494—1541). learn for a male torso; a head for a similar determine. Sanguine. Pierpont Morgan Library, big apple. Peter Paul Rubens (1577—1640). A research for Daniel within the Lions’ Den (National Gallery, Washington). Black chalk. Ventura Salimbeni (1568—1613). lady nude. Sanguine; 330 × 230 mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Andrea del Sarto (1487—1530/31). learn of a tender guy. Sanguine; 395 × 2 hundred mm. Louvre. Paris. Andrea del Sarto. lady determine. Black chalk on white paper; 260 × a hundred ninety mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Andrea del Sarto. Male determine. Sanguine on crimson paper; 265 × 2 hundred mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Andrea del Sarto. Male half-figure. Sanguine on white paper; a hundred ninety × a hundred and fifty mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Andrea del Sarto. research of a kid. Sanguine on white paper; 250 × one hundred sixty five mm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Andrea del Sarto. stories of youngsters. Sanguine on white paper; two hundred x 275 mm.

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