Laura Gascoigne

How flabby our ideas of draughtsmanship have become

The dazzling drawings in the Ashmolean's new exhibition show us how it's done

Left: ‘Study of a Dog’, c. 1630/61, by Joannes Fijt. Right: ‘Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion’, c.1606-39, by Rubens. Credit for both images: Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp

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