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...
Dog resting, by Albrecht Dürer, c1520
Self-portrait holding a copper-plate, by Hendrik Goltzius, c1589
Portrait of the artist’s brother Sigmund, by Hans Holbein the Elder, 1512
Bust of a warrior, by Leonardo da Vinci, c1475
Two nude allegorical figures seated back-to-back on a sphere, by Lucas van Leyden, c1516
The Virgin and Child, by Raphael, c1509
Portrait of an unknown young woman, by Rogier van der Weyden, c1435
Images © The Trustees of the British Museum
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.