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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...

Published: August 15, 2015 at 10:00 am
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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.


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