The Infra-red Examination of Raphael's 'Garvagh Madonna'

Jill Dunkerton and Nicholas Penny
Technical Bulletin Volume 14, 1993

Abstract

The underdrawing of the Garvagh Madonna is discussed in detail, and compared with other works by Raphael. Here, it appears to be direct, not pounced, and is very fine and delicate. It may have been executed in metal point or very hard black chalk, but the excellent condition of the painting precluded sampling.

Keywords 

chalk, metal points, Raphael, underdrawing

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Dunkerton, J., Penny, N. 'The Infra-red Examination of Raphael's "Garvagh Madonna"'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 14, pp 6–21.
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