Baccio Bandinelli / Seated Male Nude / c. 1516/20Baccio Bandinelli
Seated Male Nude
c. 1516/20

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Creator Name: Bandinelli, Baccio
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1493 - 1560
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Baccio Bandinelli
Title: Seated Male Nude
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1516
Creation End Date: 1520
Creation Date: c. 1516/20
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: Red chalk
Dimensions: Sheet: 40cm x 23.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1998.6
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: [Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1964, no. 170]. [W. H. Schab, New York]. [Christie's, London, 8 December, 1987, no. 72]. [Sotheby's, New York, 28 January, 1998, no. 69]
Context: This seated nude comes from a series of red chalk drawings that Bandinelli based loosely on Michelangelo's ignudi (nudes) on the Sistine Chapel ceiling (1508-12) . The Seated Male Nude is a finished work of art: the forms have precise outlines and are filled in with painstaking hatching that renders the figure in careful relief. Bandinelli prized these drawings and encouraged his heirs to save them for posterity.One of the most important Italian sculptors of the 16th century, Bandinelli created works that reflect the influence of ancient models as well as a dependence on disegno (drawing). Bandinelli's drawings were prized both during and after his lifetime by his many admirers and students (he opened one of the first drawing academies of Renaissance Italy). As he said himself, "All my concentration was fixed on drawing: in the judgement of Michelangelo, of our Princes, and other notables, it is above all in that activity that I have prevailed."
AMICA ID: CMA_.1998.6
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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