St. Christopher with the Infant Jesus  1514

by Donato Bramante

Silverpoint, heightened with white, on light grey prepared paper [br]308x190 mm Bramante is best known as an architect, but he began his artistic career by painting and drawing. A small number of paintings – all frescoes except one – and an even smaller number of drawings from his hand are known today. [b]The drawing's motif[/b] A late medieval legend tells of a gia...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark