CALVAERT, Denys
(b. 1540, Antwerpen, d. 1619, Bologna)

Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist

1580s
Red chalk, 360 x 288 mm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This composition can be fundamentally derived from Leonardo's cartoon in London, which became very popular and to which works by Raphael and the painters in his circle can be linked. Calvaert was significantly influenced by the works of Raphael and his students during his period in Rome as manifested by his copies made after them.