The Madonna and Child Handing Rosaries to Saints Dominic and Catherine

WAG 1995.344


A pen, black chalk and brown ink and wash drawing of a scene in which the Madonna is handing a string of beads -- the rosary -- to St. Dominic who is kneeling before her, on the bottom left. The Chris Child, whom the Madonna is holding on her lap, is also handing a rosary to St. Catherine who is also kneeling before him, on the bottom right. Above the head of the Madonna, a putto is hovering in clouds in top right corner holding a laurel crown ready to place it on her head. Brown wash is extensively used for shading.