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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 17th - early 18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Picart, Bernard, born 1673 - died 1733 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in red chalk and squared for copying

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.587

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 110

Physical description

Female Saint bearing a flaming heart in one hand and a crucifix in the other, and kneeling at an altar; she wears a crown of thorns and is followed by nuns; A design for an engraving; Highly finished in red chalk and squared for copying.

Place of Origin

France (probably, drawn)

Date

late 17th - early 18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Picart, Bernard, born 1673 - died 1733 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn in red chalk and squared for copying

Dimensions

Height: 292 mm, Width: 215 mm

Object history note

This is a design for an engraving.

Descriptive line

Picart, Bernard; Female Saint bearing a flaming heart in one hand and a crucifix in the other, and kneeling at an altar; she wears a crown of thorns and is followed by nuns; A design for an engraving; Highly finished in red chalk and squared for copying; French School; Late 17th - early 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Red chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Squaring (transferring technique)

Subjects depicted

Heart; Altar; Crucifix; Nuns; Crown of thorns; Woman; Saint

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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