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Title:

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Maker:

Cosway, Richard; draughtsman; British artist, 1742-1821

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

after 1800
Dated by S. Lloyd.

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

An interesting example of Cosway's draughtsmanship. The composition shows the interest of the 18th Century in the works of the School of Parma and particularly Correggio. The handling of the face of the Virgin relates directly to the stippling technique and characteristics of Cosway's portrait miniatures.

Technique:

drawing (image-making)

Material(s):

black chalk; medium
grey wash; medium
watercolour; medium
paper; support; laid down

Technique
Description:

black chalk, grey wash and watercolour, on paper, laid down on a washed mount

Dimension(s):

height, 199, mm
width, 162, mm

Acquisition:

bought; 1985; Somerville and Simpson Ltd

Acquisition Credit:

From the Biffen Fund.

Accession:

Object Number: PD.117-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 14789; input: 2000-10-25; modified: 2003-10-24)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14789





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