(1834 Plau/Mecklenburg - 1875 Straßburg)
Head of a Young Roman
Graphite on thick velum with watermark: letter "P". 290 x 207 mm.
Bears a monogram and place name "FL. Roma".
After having completed his basic education in Schwerin (Mecklenburg)
Lange adjourned to the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (Saxony). Here
he became a privileged pupil of Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794
Leipzig - 1872 Dresden) a headman of the Nazarene art movement.
With the grant of grand duke Friedrich Franz II he spent 4 years in Rome, where he became a member of the Brotherhood of St.
Luke and the organization of German artists.
This accurate, stictly linear pencil drawing was executed during
Lange's stay in Italy. It is a prototypical example of the Nazarene
art of draftsmanship.