This is the preliminary outlining of a composition on a primed support. The underdrawing provides a guide for the artist during the application of the paint layers.

Sometimes the underdrawing remains visible, or later reappears after the work is finished.

See the entry for Infra-red Reflectography.

Source: National Gallery (London)
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