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Title

Self portrait

1965

Artist

Salvatore Zofrea

Australia

24 Sep 1946 -

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © Salvatore Zofrea. Licensed by Copyright Agency
    Artist information
    Salvatore Zofrea

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  • 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

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