Study of a Reclining Female Nude, Abraham Bloemaert, c. 1645 - c. 1651
Bloemaert had more than a hundred pupils, including his four sons. To learn how to draw in their master’s style, they copied Bloemaert’s drawings. This proved so useful that Frederik Bloemaert made prints after a number of his father’s study sheets, including the one on view here. These prints were published in a model and study book for artists in training.