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Past Exhibition

Two Studies of Cesare Alessandro Scaglia

two black and white chalk sketches of man with folded collar

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641)
Two Studies of Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, ca. 1634
Black chalk on blue paper
20 1/16 × 13 5/16 in. (50.9 x 33.8 cm)
The British Museum, London

Van Dyck made these two studies of the diplomat Cesare Alessandro Scaglia in preparation for the painting of the sitter in adoration of the Virgin and Child.