A drawing of the Virgin and Child by Moretto de Brescia (Alessandro Bonvicino)

This is a bold study of the Virgin kneeling in adoration beside the cradle containing the Infant Christ.

Details

Medium:
Pen & brush in brown wash over black chalk
Dimensions:
26 x 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£400 ( Total: £600)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
Colnaghi

It seems to be related to a panel of Moretto's predella in teh Sacristy of the Church of SS Nazzaro e Celso at Brescia, to which it corresponds not only in feeling but also in size. It is on bluish-grey paper squared for transfer.

Provenance

Mrs Frances L Evans.

Venue details

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