Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) Studies of the Head of an Infant, ca. 1522. Red chalk, 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Galleria deli Uffizi, Gabinetto Diisegni e Stampe, Florence, by permission of the Ministero die been e dell attività culturali e del truismo.

Behind every adoring saint, serene madonna, and chubby Christ child in so many Italian Renaissance altarpieces there are surely flesh and blood people, the assistants, lovers, and children of the