Academic Study of a Male Nude Posed Against a Tree
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (Italian (Venetian), 1682–1754)
Sight: 54 x 36.2 cm (21 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.) Framed: 77.5 x 57.5 cm (30 1/2 x 22 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Black and white chalk on gray-blue paper
Not On View
Inscribed in brown ink. l.r. by another hand: "Piazzetta"
Private collection, England; Christie, Mason and Woods, Ltd. London, 13 December, 1984, lot 67; John Morton Morris & Co., London; Jules Kirsch, New York; Ars Libri, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA, March 24,1999.
Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund