Friday Faves: Fleur Callegari talks to us about a rare Italian Renaissance test sheet

July 17, 2020

A rare glimpse over the shoulder of a Renaissance artist at work, this parchment test sheet is filled with pen and brush trials that show the hand(s) of an artist or workshop experimenting with different colors and letterforms. This leaf is also an unusual example of a test sheet later repurposed in a book binding, probably in the seventeenth-century.