|Drawing Techniques: a Guide|
The finished design as established in the modello usually had to be enlarged to the scale of the finished work. For this purpose the artist drew a grid over the modello, usually in black or red chalk, and enlarged the composition square by square.
In this modello for a tapestry the artist's squaring in black chalk is faintly visible in the sky in the upper right.
Henri Lerambert, Study for Coriolanus Tapestry, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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