1931 Vasari Society print of Pontmoro's 1520 drawing Seated Youth
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A Varsari Society print of Pontmoro's 1520 black chalk drawing Seated Youth
This large study depicts a young boy dressed in the humble apron and breeches of a workshop assistant or garzone. He poses in a gesture of fear, one hand curled into a fist in front of his mouth, his hollow eye sockets and direct gaze amplifying the psychological charge. The stains on the paper suggest that it was kept in the artist's studio.
On heavy paper (unframed) but in good condition, this 29 x 41cm print is from the Varsari Society 2nd Series Part XII no.8 published in 1931.
The Vasari Society or Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters was a British institution that operated between 1905 and 1956, but was most active in the interwar years.