The Academy of Baccio Bandinelli, after Baccio Bandinelli
30.8 cm x 47.7 cm (12 1/8 in. x 18 3/4 in.)
(Parma, 1523 - 1567, Ferrara)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 2002
This is the later of two engravings of Bandinelli’s studio. Students drawing by the light of an oil lamp and candle dominate the composition. Accessories of the sculptor’s art fill the foreground and the shelf behind: models, skeletal fragments, and various volumes. Bandinelli himself stands at the far right. On his coat and above the mantle appear a cross denoting the knighthood conferred by his principal early patron, Pope Clement VII.