Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action at The Frick Collection, October 12, 2015 – January 10, 2016

“Andrea d’Agnolo (1486–1530), called Andrea del Sarto after his father’s profession as a tailor (sarto), transformed sixteenth-century Florence through his art and influence. Through his large and prolific workshop, one of the most significant of the age, he enriched his native city with portraits, altarpieces, and fresco paintings. Drawings were at the core of his working process. Produced primarily in red and black chalks, his vibrant figure studies, energetic compositional drawings, and masterful head studies display the range of his talents as a draftsman and the complex roles that drawing played in developing his paintings.” — The Frick Collection

Oval Room

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Portrait of a Young Man, ca. 1517–18. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. National Gallery, London © The National Gallery, London 3

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Study of a Young Man (verso),, ca. 1517–18. Red chalk, 5 1/8 x 4 15/16 inches. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Head of Saint John the Baptist, about 1523 Black chalk 33 x 23.1 cm (13 x 9 1/8 in.) Owner: National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), 1991.182.14

Study for the Head of Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1523. Black chalk, 13 x 9 1/8 inches. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Woodner Collection

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Saint John the Baptist, about 1523 Oil on panel Unframed: 94 x 68 cm (37 x 26 3/4 in.) Framed: H: 125 x W: 100 x D: 11.5 cm (49 3/16 x 39 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.) Istituti museali della Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1523. Oil on panel, 37 x 26 3/4 inches. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study of an Old Woman's Head, about 1529 Red chalk Unframed: 25 x 18.6 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Framed: 60.4 x 45 x 2.4 cm (23 3/4 x 17 11/16 x 15/16 in.) The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Presented by a Body of Subscribers, 1846.

Study of the Head of an Old Woman, ca. 1529. Red chalk, 9 13/16 × 7 5/16 inches. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) The Medici Holy Family, 1529 Oil on panel Unframed: 140 x 104 cm (55 1/8 x 40 15/16 in.) Framed: 158 x 124 x 9 cm (62 3/16 x 48 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.) Istituti museali della Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Fiorentino

The Medici Holy Family, 1529. Oil on panel, 55 1/8 x 40 15/16 inches. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Lower Level Vestibule

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Study for the Head of Julius Caesar, ca. 1520. Red chalk, 8 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, partial and promised gift of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Tobey ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

Lower Level South Gallery

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Head of a Young Man, Looking Up to the Right, 1510 - 1512 Black chalk Unframed: 31.5 x 24.5 cm (12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.) Framed: 65.5 x 48 x 2.5 cm (25 13/16 x 18 7/8 x 1 in.) Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Head of Leonardo di Lorenzo Morelli, 1512. Black chalk, 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches. Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Drapery Study (recto), Study of a Nude Man (verso); Andrea del Sarto, Italian, 1486 - 1530; Italy, Europe; 1522 - 1525; Red chalk; 27.9 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.); 89.GB.53

Drapery Study, ca. 1517. Red chalk, 11 × 6 inches. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study of the Head of an Old Man in Profile, about 1520 Red chalk 23.9 x 27.7 cm (9 7/16 x 10 7/8 in.) Owner: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, KdZ 12924 Photo credit: bpk, Berlin / Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany / Photo: Volker-H. Schneider / Art Resource, NY

Study of the Head of an Old Man in Profile, ca. 1520. Red chalk, 9 7⁄16 × 10 7⁄8 inches. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin. Photo credit: bpk, Berlin / Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany / Photo: Volker-H. Schneider / Art Resource, NY

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Studies of Children, and of a Left Hand, 1520 - 1530 Red chalk 19.8 x 24.7 cm (7 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.) On Loan from the British Museum, T.11.63. Bequeathed by William Fawkener, 1769 Image © Trustees of the British Museum

Studies of Children, and of a Left Hand, 1522–26. Red chalk, 7 13/16 x 9 3/4 inches. The British Museum, London © The Trustees of the British Museum

Study of a Kneeling Figure with a Sketch of a Face (recto); Figure Study and Face (verso); Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530); 1522 - 1526; Red and black chalk (recto) ; red chalk (verso); 30.1 x 19.8 cm (11 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.); 84.GB.7

Study of a Kneeling Figure, 1522–26. Red and black chalks,11 13/16 x 7 13/16 inches. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study of the Head of a Young Woman, about 1523 Red chalk 21.7 x 17 cm (8 9/16 x 6 11/16 in.) Framed: 52.5 x 39.5 x 3 cm (20 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Study of the Head of a Young Woman, ca. 1523. Red chalk, 8 9/16 x 6 11/16 inches. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study of the Head of a Woman, about 1524 Black chalk 13.2 x 10.9 cm (5 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.) Owner: Musée du Louvre, 1716bis Image © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Stephane Marechalle

Study of the Head of a Woman, ca. 1525. Black chalk, 5 3⁄16 × 4 5⁄16 inches. Musée du Louvre, Paris © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Stephane Marechalle

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study for the Head of Saint Joseph, about 1527 - 1528 Red and black chalk Unframed: 37.5 x 22.6 cm (14 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.) Private Collection

Study for the Head of Saint Joseph, ca. 1526–27. Red and black chalks, 14 11/16 x 8 11/16 inches. Private collection

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study of a Bearded Man in Profile, about 1526 - 1527 Black chalk 21.8 x 18.1 cm (8 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.) Framed: 52.5 x 39.5 x 3 cm (20 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Study of a Bearded Man in Profile, ca. 1526–27. Black chalk, possibly with gray wash, 8 9/16 x 7 1/8 inches. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Studies of Figures Seated and Standing behind a Table, about 1526 - 1527 Red chalk 25.6 x 36.3 cm (10 1/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Framed: 54.5 x 74.5 x 3 cm (21 7/16 x 29 5/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Studies of Figures Seated and Standing Behind a Table, ca. 1526–27. Red chalk, 10 1/16 x 14 5/16. inches Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Attributed to Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) A Head of a Man, about 1527 Black chalk Unframed: 24.7 x 17.7 cm (9 3/4 x 6 15/16 in.) Framed: 60.4 x 45 x 2.4 cm (23 3/4 x 17 11/16 x 15/16 in.) The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Purchased, 1944.

Head of a Man Looking Up, ca. 1527. Black chalk, with later red-chalk additions, 9 3/4 × 6 15/16 inches. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Studies of Hands, ca. 1527. Red chalk, 4 13/16 x 6 7/16 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

Lower Level North Gallery

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Study for a Portrait of a Woman, Three-Quarter Length, about 1522 Red chalk 24.2 x 20.1 cm (9 1/2 x 7 15/16 in.) Framed: 52.5 x 39.5 x 3 cm (20 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Study of a Woman, ca. 1517–25. Red chalk, 9 1/2 x 7 15/16 inches. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) The Madonna and Child with Saint John, about 1515 - 1518 Red chalk 31.5 x 23.3 cm (12 3/8 x 9 3/16 in.) Framed: 52.5 x 39.5 x 3 cm (20 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

The Madonna and Child with Saint John, ca. 1516–17. Red chalk, 12 3/8 x 9 3/16 inches. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Studies of Arms, Legs, Hands, and Drapery, about 1527 Red chalk and black chalk 25.8 x 20.2 cm (10 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.) Framed: 52.5 x 39.5 x 3 cm (20 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Studies of Children, and of a Left Hand, 1522–26. Red chalk, 7 13/16 x 9 3/4 inches. The British Museum, London © The Trustees of the British Museum

Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486 - 1530) Studies of the Head of an Infant, about 1528 Red chalk 24.8 x 18.4 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.) Framed: 52.5 x 39.5 x 3 cm (20 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Istituti museale della Soprintendenza Speciale per Il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Studies of the Head of an Infant, ca. 1522. Red chalk, 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence. By permission of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

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Composition Study for the Birth of Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1526. Red chalk, 6 7/16 x 8 11/16 inches. British Museum, London © The Trustees of the British Museum

Images courtesy The Frick Collection