Personification of Victory (recto), Study of a Female Figure and the Bust of a Woman in Profile (verso)
14.3 cm x 24.8 cm (5 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in.)
(Belluno, 1689 - 1767, Venice)
Medium and Support:
Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash over black chalk (recto) red chalk..
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 2004
A follower of Sebastiano Ricci, Diziani is distinguished by a sharp, angular mode of design, a relatively cool, silvery palette, and widespread activity across Venetian territory. Between 1717 and 1722 he was also active in Munich and Dresden. This sheet is characteristic of his exceptionally loose and vibrant draftsmanship.