• Art
  • Published 2010

A New Portrait Drawing by Bronzino

  title={A New Portrait Drawing by Bronzino},
  author={Philippe Costamagna},
The writer examines a newly discovered portrait drawing by Agnolo Bronzino. The drawing is clearly a study for the artist's Portrait of Stefano Colonna in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini, Rome. Dated 1546 and executed in Bronzino's favorite medium of black chalk, it is a crisp and finely modulated study of the subject's face. As is the case with the other two preparatory drawings by the artist for known painted portraits, both the facial expression and the direction of… CONTINUE READING