Formerly attributed to Bandinelli, this drawing is in fact by his student Salviati. Here Salviati was emulating a specific type of Bandinelli sketch featuring a solitary and monumental male nude in a dynamic pose, but with a looser technique. It is conceivable that drawings like this were executed as virtuoso exercises, without a specific purpose, as the artist sought to refine his touch. His technique is unparalleled in the period for its sheer assurance, bordering on the purely calligraphic. This drawing of a standing male nude is of additional interest because it is based on Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of the "David".