Artist Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian, 1682-1754
  • Study of a Male Nude
Date ca. 1715
Medium black chalk, heightened with white, on blue antique laid paper with fibrous inclusions
Dimensions Sheet: 23 1/16 × 17 1/16 inches (58.6 × 43.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Henry Tracy Kneeland in memory of his sister, Helen Kneeland Kaufman
Accession Number 55.283
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: [trefoil and additional indecipherable elements]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right center: Ashmolean | TS
D. R. Nott (London, England).
P. & D. Colnaghi (London, England).
Charles Cunningham (Hartford, Connecticut, USA).
Henry Tracy Kneeland (Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA);
1955-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Art in Italy. Exh. cat., Miami Art Center. Miami, 1969, p. 17, no. 33.

Harris, John. A Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening 1500-1900 in American Collections. Upper Saddle River, 1971 p. 158 (pl. 114).

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 124-125, no. 60.

Knox, George. Piazzetta: A Tercentenary Exhibition of Drawings, Prints, and Books. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1983, no. 1, p. 43 (ill.