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Title

Self portrait


Artist

Salvatore Zofrea

Australia

24 Sep 1946 -


About

One of Salvatore Zofrea's earliest self portraits, this drawing is a sensitive rendering of himself as a young man, testing his own abilities and eager to find his feet as an artist. It also reveals his early love of the Italian Old Masters - especially Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci; it has remained in his possession together with similarly precocious drawings of his mother and her hands. Zofrea has often referred to this drawing when making portraits of himself when young for his paintings and woodcuts, including Appassionata.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

1965


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on pink laid paper on cardboard


Dimensions

63 x 48 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil ".../ SALVATORE/ 65".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

302.2000


Artist information

Salvatore Zofrea

Works in the collection

330