Several figures drawing sketch

Domingos António de Sequeira1795-1833

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Coimbra, Portugal

Several figures drawing sketch. Charcoal drawing, highlighted in white chalk, representing several figures: (from left to right :) male figure, facing slightly three quarters to the right, head turned back, with the right hand hugs a sheep; on the right, on top, another male figure, half-body, with her back turned three-quarters to the right, extends her arms, joining her hands; below, another male figure, half-body, three-fourths to the right, has his gaze directed to the right arm, bent, and whose hand is closed; to the right, above, a handheld study holding a wire; the same hand gesture, more contained is repeated below in the black female figure (very thick lips), which is turned three quarters to the left; in the same direction, below, a figure represented in full body, with long and wide robes, frontal, with head slightly inclined to the right; at the right end of the paper, above and half height, studies of heads (two). Outstanding from the drawing is the study of light, marked with white chalk and highlighted by the charcoal shadows on the opposite side of each figure; and still the study of the hand holding the wire. In the upper left corner a spot of coal, a vestige of the act of sharpening the pencil.


  • Title: Several figures drawing sketch
  • Creator: Domingos António de Sequeira
  • Date Created: 1795-1833
  • Location Created: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 29 cm x 43.5 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Charcoal and white chalk on paper

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