Head of the Virgin

Head of the Virgin

Head of the Virgin
Marco D’Oggione (died after 1524)
Italy
About 1520
Black chalk on laid paper; pricked for transfer
Width 13.9 cm x height 16.8 cm
Museum no. Dyce 222

This drawing has been pricked along its defining lines. The head is very similar to that of the painting of the Virgin and Child by D’Oggiono in the National Gallery. It is likely that it was pricked to transfer it to the canvas of this painting.