The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Cosway, Richard; draughtsman; British artist, 1742-1821
Dated by S. Lloyd.
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.
black chalk; medium
grey wash; medium
paper; support; laid down
black chalk, grey wash and watercolour, on paper, laid down on a washed mount
height, 199, mm
width, 162, mm
bought; 1985; Somerville and Simpson Ltd
From the Biffen Fund.
Object Number: PD.117-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 14789; input: 2000-10-25; modified: 2003-10-24)