This volume offers new insights in Spanish art and drawings executed during the first half of the seventeenth century, belonging to the Madrid School.
This corpus seeks to provide an authoritative refernce work on the relatively unknown field of Spanish Drawings. It offers the student and the collector of Spanish art and drawings highly important material which has hitherto been inaccessible. This second volume in the corpus covers Spanish Drawings executed during the first half of the seventeenth century. The 443 drawings catalogued belong to the Madrid School and are stylistically interesting in that although a strong Italian influence is apparent, the characteristic Spanish delicacy and emotive ornamentation prevail. The drawings include sketches for paintings, portraits, murals, funeral monuments and altar pieces.