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Sketches of the Virgin and Child, and the Holy Family

A work made of pen and brown ink on buff laid paper, laid down on cream board.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pen and brown ink on buff laid paper, laid down on cream board.

Date:

1642/48

Artist:

Simone Cantarini
Italian, 1612-1648

About this artwork

A pupil of Guido Reni and a gifted draftsman,Cantarini has used a sensitive line to capture eight variations on the Madonna and Child with magic and spontaneity. This drawing once belonged to the French collector Pierre Jean Mariette, whose stamp appears at the lower left in black.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Simone Cantarini

Title

Sketches of the Virgin and Child, and the Holy Family

Origin

Italy

Date

1642–1648

Medium

Pen and brown ink on buff laid paper, laid down on cream board

Dimensions

272 × 202 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.66

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