Study of a naked male figure with arms outstretched and a detail of the head, both with proportions marked

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38308
Architect/DesignerVitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
Subject Date1567
Image Date1567
StyleRenaissance
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.f.585
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Daniele Barbaro. M. Vitruvii Pollionis De architectura libri decem, cum commentariis Danielis Barbari (Venice, 1567), p. 89 NOTES: Vitruvius's original treatise was written during the first century BC. This 1567 edition was edited and augmented by Daniele Barbaro.

Subject tags

human figure, drawing techniques