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Circle of Benozzo Gozzoli (Florence c. 1421/22-Pistoia 1497)

A young man drawing, and a sleeping dog c.1460-80

Brush and ink with white heightening, over black chalk, on blue prepared paper | 23.5 x 17.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912796

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The fifteenth century in Italy saw a rapid growth in the practice of drawing. Here a young artist is drawing on a sheet of paper on his lap, an everyday activity as unexceptional as the sleeping dog.