Salviati, who briefly studied with Andrea del Sarto, frescoed the Sala dell'Udienza in Palazzo Vecchio for Cosimo I de' Medici in 1543–45. This carefully rendered image was once thought to be a portrait of the Florentine sculptor Baccio Bandinelli (1493–1560), Salviati's teacher and a fellow artist employed at the Medici court. This identification, however, seems unlikely, particularly since the head resembles a similar bearded figure of an apostle in Salviati's Incredulity of Saint Thomas, painted in 1547 and now in the Louvre, Paris.


  • Title: Head and Shoulders of a Bearded Man
  • Creator: Francesco Salviati
  • Creator Lifespan: 1510/1563
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Rome
  • Creator Birth Place: Florence
  • Date Created: 1540s
  • Physical Dimensions: w240 x h301 mm
  • Credit Line: Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1910
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: http://www.themorgan.org/drawings/item/142649
  • Medium: Black chalk

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