Full-length drawing of the Virgin Mary, seated and holding the infant Christ, with the young St John the Baptist stood at her side. The Virgin gazes into the distance, while the infant Christ holds up to her a carnation, the symbol of the Passion.

The composition and style of the drawing is closely related to the Virgin in Dürer's woodcut, The Virgin with Many Angels of 1518, and the horizontal hatching is typical of this period in Dürer's draughtsmanship.

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