The coronation of the Virgin, with the Apostles at her tomb below by Domenico Brusasorci

Brusasorci was one of the leading Veronese artists of the mid I6th century, but his work is scarcely known in Britain.

Details

Medium:
Pen, brown ink & wash heightened with white, squared in black chalk on paper
Dimensions:
52 x 30 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £23,000)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Altarpieces and religious frescoes form the largest portion of Brusasorci's production, but he was also much in demand as a painter of palace facades and friezes, and to a lesser extent of portraits. He was an eclectic painter who responded readily to new artistic stimuli, and he played a significant role in disseminating the Mannerist style in the Veneto region. This large, highly-resolved drawing is one of only about a dozen securely attributable sheets by the artist to have been identified.

Provenance

Sotheby's 1996; bought by vendor.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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