CLOVIO, Giulio
(b. 1498, Grizane, d. 1578, Roma)

The Crucifixion of Christ with Saints

Black chalk, 279 x 222 mm
British Museum, London

This Crucifixion is a study for a composition which is known from a contemporary engraving of the final version made by Cornelis Cort. Clovio liked to use black chalk in his drawings, working out his figures in meticulous detail, we can feel the miniaturist everywhere. Small, spherical heads are characteristic of the artist.