Study of the Virgin (recto); Study of the Virgin and of Hands (verso)

Brush with brown wash, black chalk, heightened with white gouache, on faded blue-gray paper | 25.1 x 18.7cm | c. 1505

Vittore Carpaccio

In this simple study of the Virgin Mary kneeling in prayer, Vittore Carpaccio concentrated on the simple lines of her headdress and the crisp folds of her robe. With a brush and a painterly approach, he applied a rich brown wash to her form, with dar...
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