Study of a Damned Soul
A Damned Soul
Europe, 16th century
21.4 x 14.3 cm. Executed in red chalk. A compelling 16th century study of a damned soul and a skeleton(verso). Some discoloration at the top portion of drawing. Minor marks elsewhere. Overall Very Good. Partially mounted on modern paper. A seemingly Florentine inspired design – evocative of skeletal studies done by the likes of Alessandro Allori(1535-1607). The paper has a watermark of a bird in a shield found on Neapolitan paper from the first half of the 16th century. 
A rather mesmerizing and emotive work of art that leaves one in contemplative awe.

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Study of a Damned Soul