Study of legs, feet, and a young man leaning, Abraham Bloemaert, 1574 - 1651

Study of legs, feet, and a young man leaning, Abraham Bloemaert, 1574 - 1651

red and white chalk, some pen in brown, h 257mm × w 167mm. More details

This study is a good example of the kind of sketches that artists kept in their ‘artistic archive’. They could draw from it at will when composing a painting or a sculpture. Bloemaert used this study for his painting The Adoration of the Shepherds (Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover).

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