Castiglione is traditionally credited with the invention of the monotype medium.
Head of an Oriental by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, 16351640
© V&A Picture Library
- 19 x 15 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £21,000 ( Total: £201,150; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
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.
Earls of Leicester, Holkham.