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Saint Francis of Assisi Adoring the Virgin and Child

A work made of black chalk on blue laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black chalk on blue laid paper.

Date:

1607

Artist:

Denys Calvaert
Flemish, c. 1540-1619

About this artwork

This monumental drawing shows Denys Calvaert’s nearly final conception for an altarpiece. The artist made a few intriguing changes before completing the painting. He replaced a child in the lower left of the drawing with an older saint figure, covered the Christ Child’s genitalia, and shifted Saint Francis’s head toward the center of the composition.

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Artist

Denys Calvaert

Title

Saint Francis of Assisi Adoring the Virgin and Child

Origin

Flanders

Date

1607

Medium

Black chalk on blue laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "101"; lower left, in graphite: "D.6924/2"

Dimensions

521 × 312 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1998.99

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