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Standing Female Figure, c. 1530-1540

Jacopo Pontormo
Italian, 1494 - 1557
black chalk on ivory laid paper
25.1 x 38.3 cm
Purchased 2004
National Gallery of Canada (no. 41370v)

While less well preserved than the recto, the verso is certainly also by Pontormo himself. The extreme pathos and powerful action embodied in this figure would be appropriate for an Expulsion from the Garden, but the identification of the subject, like that of the recto, remains elusive.

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