BRAY, Salomon de
(b. 1597, Amsterdam, d. 1664, Haarlem)

Madonna with Angels and Shepherds

Wash in pen and lead, 218 x 196 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

This drawing is the earliest dated work of the artist. The Virgin, depicted from a frontal perspective, is flanked symmetrically by a closed group of bowed and kneeling figures. The feet of all the figures are arrayed at the same height, in a straight line.