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Bust Portrait of a Young Man

A work made of black and red chalk, with stumping, on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of black and red chalk, with stumping, on tan laid paper.

Date:

1620/25

Artist:

Simon Vouet
French, 1590-1649

About this artwork

The Parisian Simon Vouet became one of the most influential artists of his generation. He went to Italy as a young man and worked in Caravaggio’s wake in Rome. This compelling depiction of a disheveled, nude young man (possibly a self-portrait) has an immediacy and a naturalism characteristic of the Baroque. The figure’s engaging gaze into our space draws us in.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Simon Vouet

Title

Bust Portrait of a Young Man

Origin

France

Date

Made 1620–1625

Medium

Black and red chalk, with stumping, on tan laid paper

Dimensions

142 × 119 mm

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2010.337

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