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The Swooning Virgin Supported by Three Holy Women and Three Studies of Men (recto); Saint George and the Dragon (verso) Gm-00015401

The Swooning Virgin Supported by Three Holy Women and Three Studies of Men (recto); Saint George and the Dragon (verso) Gm-00015401

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Cesare da Sesto (Italian, 1477–1523) Cesare da Sesto's sensitive line and refined shading create a delicate, elegant effect in which his figures seem to be laid ever so gently onto the page. He made his initial sketch in red chalk, going over the final design in pen and ink, adding contours and shading.

Known for his lifelong synthesis of Raphael's and Leonardo da Vinci's art, Cesare followed their examples here. The lively gestures and poses of the male figures-especially the one at right-reflect Leonardo's influence, while the Saint George and the Dragon on the verso resembles Raphael's painting of the subject now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

This sheet once may have been part of a sketchbook, now-dismembered in the Pierpont Morgan Library. The Morgan sketchbook pages are the same size as this sheet, and they show similar figures and groups inspired by Leonardo and Raphael, drawn with the same graceful style.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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