Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens Flemish
Attributed to Anthony van Dyck Flemish

Not on view

This drawing is made after Rubens' painting in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. It is the preparatory drawing for the engraving by Lucas Vorsterman. Therefore, the contours are traced with a stylus to transfer the composition to the copperplate. To facilitate the engraver's work, a lot of attention was paid to the division of light and dark within the composition. The sheet was possibly made by Anthony van Dyck and retouched in pen by Rubens.

Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp), Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white; contours traced with stylus for transfer

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