A beautiful old master drawing of the Nativity, whereby Maria cradles the newborn child in her arms while Joseph and a shepherd observe. The scene is being watched by two angels, one of which lifts the veil of Mary, probably to show the child to God.
Drawn in pen and brown ink, brown and red wash, heightened with red and white chalk on laid paper.
France. 1st half 18th century.
Dimensions: 22,7cm x 16cm