Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sketch of "Statuette of Deacon"




































This is a sketch done with a #2, 5mm mechanical lead pencil, with shadows touched up in charcoal. The subject is from the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, and rendered from a photo-illustration in the book 'Medieval Objects in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Metalwork" by Nancy Netzer. The statuette is from the Low Countries c.1450-1500 of leaded lattan (50.7% copper, 13.8% zinc, 31% lead, 2.6% tin, and 1.9% antimony) and stands 8 7/16th inches high. Sketch is copyright 2006 by MJ Andrade

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