Madonna and Child, a Warrior Saint (Michael?), and a Group of Worshippers

Date:

1565/70

Artist:

Bernardino Lanino
Italian, c. 1509-after 1581

About this artwork

This large-scale cartoon, a full-size preparatory model for an unidentified altarpiece, is made up of six sheets of paper pasted together. The group of young women on the right indicates that the final painting was probably intended for a female religious community. One figure was later transformed into a male through the addition of a beard.

Trained in northern Italy, Bernardino Lanino was exposed to the work of Leonardo and absorbed his signature effects of chiaroscuro, strong contrasts of light and dark, and sfumato, softened outlines and hazy forms.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 124A

Artist

Bernardino Lanino

Title

Madonna and Child, a Warrior Saint (Michael?), and a Group of Worshippers

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1565–1570

Medium

Brush with brown and black ink and brown wash, black chalk, heightened with white, on multiple sheets of pieced, blue laid paper (now discolored).

Dimensions

910 x 710 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.853

Extended information about this artwork

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