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The Virgin and Child

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The Virgin and Child

Not on display

This drawing was previously considered severely rubbed and thought to have been strengthened by a later hand. The slightly unusual appearance of the handling in fact results from clarifications that were made by Farinati himself. While his original brush and wash drawing was still damp, he reinforced the contours using either black chalk or charcoal. This resulted in the heavily outlined and brightly highlighted figures seen here.


  • Acc. No. D 749
  • Medium Black chalk and brown wash, heightened with white on blue paper
  • Size 23.70 x 43.50 cm
  • Credit David Laing Bequest to the Royal Scottish Academy transferred 1910