Leda and the Swan
13 cm x 19 cm (5 1/8 in. x 7 1/2 in.)
(Monguelfo (Italy), 1698 - 1762, Vienna)
Medium and Support:
Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk on cream paper
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
This study was probably executed in Rome during Troger’s longest sojourn in Italy (1722-26). Like many of his drawings, it was probably a pure graphic exercise. Elegant and fluent, such pen work is characteristic of the artist.