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Head of a Female Figure (recto); Female Nude (verso) gm-00016301

Head of a Female Figure (recto); Female Nude (verso) gm-00016301

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Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Italian (Bolognese), 1574–1625) Giulio Cesare Procaccini depicted the head of a woman whose gentle expression suggests the epitome of feminine gracefulness. He first drew her facial features with black chalk, then gently rubbed the chalk for added softness in some places. Next he rapidly sketched in her hair. He added broad strokes of white chalk to give her hair greater luminosity. Additional subtle white chalk provides highlights on her skin, whose tone is largely carried by the brown paper. His grace and soft technique follow in the tradition established by Correggio.

On the verso, Procaccini modeled a smooth female torso that suggests the coolness and idealism of sculpture. Trained as a sculptor himself, Procaccini used his experience to render three dimensions on paper. A later owner of the drawing, who may have wanted to create a more pleasing frame for the study on the recto, probably cut down the sheet, removing the figure's head. Headless, the body even more emphatically recalls fragments of classical sculpture.
Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each is canvas hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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