Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
The Nativity with Attendant Angels
Alessandro Magnasco, also called Lissandro and Lissandrino, Italian (active Genoa, Milan, Venice, and Florence) c. 1667 - 1749
Brush and black and gray washes, heightened with white opaque watercolor on lunette-shaped brown laid paper
Currently not on view
W1950-4-11Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1950
LabelA Genoese painter who often depicted exotic or macabre subjects in canvases marked by dramatic-even stormy-contrasts of light and dark, Magnasco was also a prolific draughtsman who liked to work, as here, with a brush on paper instead of with pen and ink.