Claudio Coello

Study of a Sleeping Man

c. 1680
The painter and draughtsman Claudio Coello was one of the foremost artists of the High Baroque in Spain; his paintings are characterized by theatrical compositions and vibrant colours. In this drawing, Coello's quick strokes of the blunt chalk effectively suggest the bulk of the draped figure, heavy with sleep.
Title
Study of a Sleeping Man
Date
c. 1680
Medium
Drawing
Materials
black chalk on light-brown laid paper
Dimensions
21.6 x 17.6 cm
Nationality
Spanish
Credit line
Purchased 1974
Accession number
17683r

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