Various Sketches of the Madonna and Child

Various Sketches of the Madonna and Child

c. 1580

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Paolo Veronese

(Italian, 1528-1588)

Pen and brown ink (iron gall) and brush and brown wash

Support: Blue laid paper (discolored to blue-green), laid down on blue laid paper

Sheet: 20.5 x 23.4 cm (8 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.); Secondary Support: 22 x 28.2 cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Gift of Robert Hays Gries 1939.670.a

Description

These studies for a Madonna and Child were used by Veronese in various paintings. Artists of the period typically drew alternative compositions from which to choose when considering the possibilities for a final painting.

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