BRAY, Jan de
(b. ca. 1627, Haarlem, d. 1697, Haarlem)

The Orphanage

Black chalk, 275 x 198 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

The composition of this drawing, representing girls in an orphanage, is spontaneous. The girls are engaged in merry conversation, the child in the right foreground looks out at the viewer, seems to have turned her head to see who has entered the room.