Venus and Cupid Trampling on a Serpent
Probably by Bernardo Parentino (1437-1531)
Late 15th or early 16th century
Ink on vellum
Width 17.1 cm x height 24.2 cm
Museum no. Dyce 149
This drawing provides a good example of how ink rests on the surface of vellum rather than getting sucked into it, creating crisp fine lines.