24 Sep 1946 -
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
pencil on pink laid paper on cardboard
63 x 48 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil ".../ SALVATORE/ 65".
Gift of the artist 2000
Not on display