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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1884,0726.27

  • Description

    Head of the Virgin; inclined down to left, part of her hands, joined in prayer, and the left hand of the Christ Child are seen at far left Silverpoint, with scratching, on white prepared paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1450-1470 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 129 millimetres (chain lines 36 mm apart)
    • Width: 100 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This is in the same technique and very likely the same hand as 1884,0726.28, see Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner and Jenny Bescoby, ' Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: technical examination and analysis', London, 2016, pp. 35-38.


    Literature: M. Comblen-Sonkes, 'Dessins du XVe siècle: groupe van der Weyden', Brussels, 1969, no. C13; L. Campbell and J. van der Stock, 'Rogier van der Weyden 1400-1464: Master of Passions', exh.cat. Museum M Leuven, 2009, cat.no.32 (for Louvre drawing inv.no.20.664 as Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden); John Oliver Hand in 'Drawing in Silver and Gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns' Princeton and Oxford, 2015, p. 30, pl. 8; Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner and Jenny Bescoby, ' Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: technical examination and analysis', London, 2016, p. 18, 29, 31-39, 80.

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  • Bibliography

    • Popham (D & F) 1932 3 bibliographic details
    • Sell et al 2015 8 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Netherlandish Roy XVc/Early XVIc)

  • Exhibition history

    1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.) 2015 May-Jul, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
    2015 10 Sep-6 Dec, London, British Museum, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1884

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1884,0726.27

Head of the Virgin; inclined down to l, part of her hands, joined in prayer, and the l hand of the Christ Child are seen at far l Metalpoint, on white prepared paper

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Head of the Virgin; inclined down to l, part of her hands, joined in prayer, and the l hand of the Christ Child are seen at far l Metalpoint, on white prepared paper

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