The application of chalk and the way in which the facial features have been drawn in the figure on the recto of the present sheet are characteristic of Empoli's drawings. In particular the way the nose and mouth have been defined, the nose almost like a button and the mouth like a downturned crescent moon, can be seen in many of his drawings, in particular in the features of the Young boy with a Lute in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Inv. 1948:357).4
1. A. Marabottini, Jacopo di Chimenti da Empoli, Rome 1998, pp. 233-4, no. 77, fig. 77
2. Ibid., figs. 77a, 77b, 77c, 77e and 77f
3. Ibid., fig. 77f
4. Ibid., p. 154, tav. LXXXI
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