In pictures: drawing in silver and gold

Around 100 drawings created using the delicate technique of metalpoint, and dating from the 14th century, go on display at the British Museum in September. Here, we give you a sneak preview...

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Dog resting, by Albrecht Dürer, c1520

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Self-portrait holding a copper-plate, by Hendrik Goltzius, c1589

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Portrait of the artist’s brother Sigmund, by Hans Holbein the Elder, 1512

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Bust of a warrior, by Leonardo da Vinci, c1475

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Two nude allegorical figures seated back-to-back on a sphere, by Lucas van Leyden, c1516

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The Virgin and Child, by Raphael, c1509

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Portrait of an unknown young woman, by Rogier van der Weyden, c1435

Images © The Trustees of the British Museum
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Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns is on show at the British Museum from 10 September–6 December. Find out more at the museum’s website.