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Collection

Salvatore Zofrea

(Australia 24 Sep 1946 – )

Title
Self portrait
Year
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
Accession number
302.2000
Location
Not on display
Further information

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