Ballad Singer at a Shrine of the Virgin

A work made of brush and brown gouache and brush and brown wash, with traces of brown chalk, heightened with white chalk, over black chalk, on blue laid paper (discolored to pale brownish-gray).
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  • A work made of brush and brown gouache and brush and brown wash, with traces of brown chalk, heightened with white chalk, over black chalk, on blue laid paper (discolored to pale brownish-gray).

Date:

1720/25

Artist:

Alessandro Magnasco
Italian, 1667-1749

About this artwork

A Genoese artist who worked mostly in Milan, Alessandro Magnasco epitomizes the transition between 17th- and 18th-century art in northern Italy. Rarely did his highly individual style find such expression as in this drawing, in which reddish-brown chalk wash heightened with white approximates the agitated strokes of the heavily applied impasto in his oil paintings.

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Artist

Alessandro Magnasco

Title

Ballad Singer at a Shrine of the Virgin

Origin

Italy

Date

1720–1725

Medium

Brush and brown gouache and brush and brown wash, with traces of brown chalk, heightened with white chalk, over black chalk, on blue laid paper (discolored to pale brownish-gray)

Dimensions

466 x 370 mm

Credit Line

Helen Regenstein Collection

Reference Number

1962.585

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