St Luke Painting the Virgin by Giovanni Lanfranco

The drawing exemplifies the exaggerated effects of light and dark and dramatic composition that so characterise Lanfranco's paintings.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk, pen & brown wash, heightened with white &yellow
Dimensions:
25.2 x 19.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,576 ( Total: £45,760)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox

Provenance

Earls of Leicester, Holkham Hall: sold Christie's 2/7/91, lot21.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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