Head of an Oriental by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Castiglione is traditionally credited with the invention of the monotype medium.

Details

Medium:
Monotype
Dimensions:
19 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£21,000 ( Total: £201,150; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christie's

In this one the ink is brushed on to the plate so as to build up the design in the manner of a wash drawing. The head of the Oriental is shown in profile to the left.

Provenance

Earls of Leicester, Holkham.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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