The Crowned Madonna and Child in Glory, with Saints Sebastian, Roch, Jerome, and John Nepomuk

Pen and brown ink, brush with gray wash over red chalk | 39.6 x 27cm | c. 1718

Gaspare Diziani

In the upper region of this elaborate drawing, the Madonna and Christ Child survey four saints appealing for the banishment of the plague. The Madonna gestures toward a kneeling Saint Jerome who, accompanied by his lion, makes an emotional plea with ...
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