Materials and Techniques - Ink
A Cavalry Skirmish, Giacomo Cortese, 17th century. Museum no. Dyce 202
A Cavalry Skirmish
Giacomo Cortese (Jacques Courtois) known as il Borgognone (1621-1676)
Ink over red chalk, with touches of grey wash on laid paper
Width 30.8 cm x height 19 cm
Museum no. Dyce 202
The vigour of the lines and their broad bluntish tips suggest this was drawn mainly with a reed pen.
Interior of the Church of SS Giovanni and Paolo, Venice, Francesco Guardi, 1782. Museum no. D. 1740-1885
Interior of the Church of SS Giovanni and Paolo, Venice
Francesco Guardi (1712-1793)
Ink and wash
Width 55 cm x height 58.1 cm
Museum no. D. 1740-1885
The fineness and delicacy of the ink lines suggest they were made with a fine quill pen.
Sheet of Studies Including a Virgin and Child, the Heads of Two Angels, a Youth and a Draped Female, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, early 17th century. Museum no. E.3976-1919
Sheet of Studies Including a Virgin and Child, the Heads of Two Angels, a Youth and a Draped Female
Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Early 17th century
Coloured inks on laid paper
Width 28.6 cm x height 22.2 cm
Museum no. E.3976-1919
The softness of these lines and the way they taper to a point suggest they were drawn with a fine brush.
Designs for Champagne Glasses for James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars, Philip Webb, about 1861. Museum no. E.336-339-1944
Designs for Champagne Glasses for James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars
Philip Webb (1831-1915)
Pencil and wash on laid paper
Each about width 19 cm x height 25.5 cm
Museum no. E.336-339-1944
The background that delineates the shapes of the glasses will have been drawn or, may be it is more accurate to say, painted with a full brush.