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St. Helen discovering the True Cross
India, Bernardino (Attributed to)
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India, Bernardino (Attributed to)

St. Helen discovering the True Cross

XVI century. Wash, Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on yellow paper. Not on display

The use of light brown wash is characteristic of India´s style, as is the quirky drawing of the hair of many of the figures, especially that of the two ecclesiastics kneeling in the left foreground. The drawings shows St. Helen´s discovery on the True Cross, when a corpse was miraculously raised from the dead after having been placed on its beams, in the presence of spectators among them St. Helen herself and bishop kneeling in the foreground.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Chicago, Art Services International, 2008, p.306

Technical data

Inventory number
D001605
Author
India, Bernardino (Attributed to)
Title
St. Helen discovering the True Cross
Date
XVI century
Technique
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Support
Yellow paper
Dimension
Height: 308 mm.; Width: 180 mm.
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos. Dibujos italianos del siglo XVI (por Nicholas Turner, con la colaboración de José Manuel Matilla), V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 306.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci. A century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Chicago, 2008, pp. 306.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 1259.

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Update date: 30-07-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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