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Seated Young Man Gm-00034401

Seated Young Man Gm-00034401

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Unknown maker, Florentine School The voluminous swathe of fabric arranged over the young man's left shoulder is the main focus of this drawing. The youth's pose--seated on a barely visible stool and raising a leg on which his hidden arm rests--serves only to display the unknown artist's mastery of drapery. Perhaps done simply as a drapery study, the drawing may also be a preparatory study for a painting.

The metalpoint technique required paper prepared with a ground so that the metal stylus would leave a mark. The harder ground would wear down the stylus's tip as it was being moved across the surface, leaving a silver, gray, or soft brown line. Here the unknown artist exploited the aesthetic potential of the ground, tinting it light pink to beautifully complement the silvery metalpoint lines.

Our Cards are all printed on 100% cotton tree-free archival paper. All Cards include a recycled kraft envelope in a protective sleeve individually hand wrapped for you. Each card is printed one at a time and hand bound here in Lugano, Switzerland. We ship all over the world via SwissPost. Please allow 5-9 business days for us to make them and 5-7 business days for transit. 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 canvas is 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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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH.

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