A Peasant Woman Carrying a Jug  1520

by Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham concentrated on this woman's costume, stance, and the tools that she carries, rather than individual facial features. In fact, the hood that covers her forehead, neck, and chin almost completely obscures her face. The shape of the cloak that covers her humped back, rendered with a few well-chosen lines, echoes the curved shape of her jug. The doubled line...
10.6 x 5.9 cm
Pen and brown ink over black chalk
Courtesy of The Getty