Isaac Oliver, 'Head of Christ'

Isaac Oliver, 'Head of Christ'

Isaac Oliver (about 1560-1617)
'Head of Christ'
Probably after 1610
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to pasteboard
Signed lower right 'IO' in monogram
Museum no. P.15-1931

In Protestant England religious subjects were unusual. This work is also remarkable for the soft-focus effect created by building up the image in tiny dots.