Study of Heads
Prints and Drawings
|Date||between 1528 and 1530|
|Medium, technique||pen, brown ink, blue, light green, pink, yellow wash on paper|
376 × 577 mm
|Collection||Prints and Drawings|
|On view||This artwork is not on display|
Probably commissioned by Charles V, Barend van Orley drew preparatory designs for twelve tapestries, now in the Louvre, showing hunting scenes of Emperor Maximilian I in the twelve months of the year. The Budapest drawing is a sketch for the tapestry representing the month of November, with a hunt feast. The artist depicted the lively scene in a wide clearing and set the numerous figures of his clear composition not in an idealized landscape but in a forest near Brussels.
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