An Angel Holding a Wreath (or a Crown of Thorns) in the Right Hand and a Staff in the Left
Mid 16th century
Lead-point or black chalk on laid paper, pre-washed pink
Width 10.1 cm x height 16.5 cm
Museum no. 8638b
An example of a pre-washed paper, the colour of which sets off the delicate lead point beautifully. The grey colour and softness of the line probably indicates that a lead-point was used but led-point is hard to distinguish from some black chalks.