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Metalpoint Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 45 pictures in our Metalpoint collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Studies of a Seated Female, Childs Head, and Three Studies of a Baby, c. 1507-8. Creator Featured Print

Studies of a Seated Female, Childs Head, and Three Studies of a Baby, c. 1507-8. Creator

Studies of a Seated Female, Child's Head, and Three Studies of a Baby, c. 1507-8. This drawing is from Raphael's "pink sketchbook," comprised of ten sheets of roughly equal size portraying a mother and child. Today, six are at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille; two are at the British Museum; one is in a private collection; and one is in Cleveland. The small format of the sheets would have enabled the artist to carry the notebook as he traveled from Florence to Rome in 1508. Raphael used metalpoint, a technique popular in 15th- and early 16th-century Italy. As the name implies, metalpoint employed a stylus of soft metal—usually silver or a silver alloy—that left a mark when applied to a specially prepared sheet coated with ground eggshell, powdered bone, or lead white. The rough texture allowed for a deposit of the metal to be left on the surface. The preparation of the ground was often tinted with pigment (here Raphael used pink) so that the delicate gray lines of the metalpoint would stand out. The rigorous technique cannot be erased or effaced, thus demonstrating the artist's superlative draftsmanship

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The Monymusk Reliquary, 8th century Featured Print

The Monymusk Reliquary, 8th century

The Monymusk Reliquary is a blend of Pictish and Irish style, probably made by monks. It is said to have been the brechbrennoch of St Columba, and was carried by the victorious Gaelic army at the battle of Bannockburn. It is from the National Museum of Scotland, 8th century

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Denarius of Mark Antony, 1st century BC Featured Print

Denarius of Mark Antony, 1st century BC

Republican coin of Mark Antony (83-30 BC), obverse, head facing right, 1st century BC. One of the members of the triumvirate, he eventually committed suicide with his lover Cleopatra rather then be taken alive by Augustus

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