Studies for a Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Rutilio Manetti, 1571–1639

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Studies for a Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1571–1639, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over red chalk (the faint sketch of Saint Joseph and the donkey at left background is entirely in red chalk), 9 7/16 x 7 1/4in. (23.9 x 18.4cm), Drawings, Rutilio Manetti (Italian, Siena 1570–1639 Siena), In this robust drawing for his painting now in the Gamäldegalerie of Kassel, Germany, Manetti portrayed the Madonna as a humble down-to-earth mother, giving her infant son something to drink. Although he came under the spell of Caravaggio's dramatic realism, Manetti was at first the pupil of Francesco Vanni (1563-1610), whose fantastically delicate, airborne Virgin Mary is seen at right