Home Online catalogues Studi & Schizzi 21. Jacopo dal Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano or Carlo Caliari Bassano circa 1510/15 – 1592 Bassano | Venice 1570 – 1596 Venice Study of the Back of a Nude Man This drawing belongs to a group of studies of nude figures and portraits executed aux trois crayons on blue paper. The identification of the artist is still the subject of debate: art historians have not managed to choose between Jacopo Bassano and one of his pupils, Carlo Caliari, son of the famous painter Paolo Veronese. With a certain economy of means, the artist succeeds in conveying the curved posture of this robust back, in spite of some approximations. The highlights of red and white chalk invigorate the main outline in black chalk.