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Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi?):Brushwork
Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi?):Brushwork
Tempera paint dries very quickly, leaving artists little time to refine imperfectly applied paint. Pontormo created this white ostrich feather using a few quick and assured brushstrokes.


Pontormo
Italian, Florence, 1528 - 1530
Oil (or oil and tempera) on panel transferred to canvas
36 1/4 x 28 3/8 in.
89.PA.49