The drawing exemplifies the exaggerated effects of light and dark and dramatic composition that so characterise Lanfranco's paintings.
St Luke Painting the Virgin by Giovanni Lanfranco, c. 1611
© British Museum
- Black chalk, pen & brown wash, heightened with white &yellow
- 25.2 x 19.7 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,576 ( Total: £45,760)
- Acquired in:
- Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox
Earls of Leicester, Holkham Hall: sold Christie's 2/7/91, lot21.