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Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns

Attributed to Jacquemart de Hesdin and others,
 Sketchbook Formed of Six Panels of Prepared Boxwood, open to Women and Wild Men, c. 1390/1400,
 model book with drawings in metalpoint (probably silverpoint) on prepared boxwood,
 The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906

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Rogier van der Weyden
, Portrait of an Unknown Young Woman, c. 1435/1440, silverpoint on prepared paper,
 On loan from The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum, London

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Albrecht Dürer
, A Dog Resting, 1520, silverpoint over traces of carbon black on prepared paper, On loan from The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum, London

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Leonardo da Vinci, A Bust of a Warrior, c. 1475/1480, silverpoint on prepared paper,
 On loan from The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum, London

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Filippino Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, and Raffaellino del Garbo, Page from “Libro de’ Disegni,”  drawings probably 1480–1504; mounted by Giorgio Vasari, album page with drawings in metalpoint and various media, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection, Patrons’ Permanent Fund

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Raphael,
 Studies for an Infant Christ, c. 1509,
 silverpoint on prepared paper, 
On loan from The British Museum, London, Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight, 1824 © The Trustees of The British Museum, London

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Hendrick Goltzius, Young Woman Reading a Book (Portrait of Sophia Goltzius, Sister of the Artist?), Seen from Above, 1591, metalpoint (probably silverpoint) on prepared paper or parchment, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett © bpk, Berlin/Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen/Jörg P. Anders/Art Resource, NY

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Five Studies of Heads, c. 1633,
 silverpoint on prepared vellum,
 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Koenigs Collection  

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William Holman Hunt, Study for Saint Joseph, 1876,
 silverpoint with graphite and scraping on prepared paper, On loan from The British Museum, London, Donated by Edith Holman Hunt © The Trustees of The British Museum, London

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Joseph Edward Southall, Head of a Girl, 1899,
 metalpoint (probably silverpoint) with scratching on prepared paper,
 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, Purchased with funds from the Schweppe Art Acquisition Fund

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Otto Dix, Old Woman, 1932,
 metalpoint (probably silverpoint) and graphite (?) on prepared paper, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase, 1950 © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY

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