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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with the brush in bistre, and heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.220

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 12

Physical description

The Muses, seven of whom are playing the flageolet, seated under the branches of trees: five of the figures nude or nearly so; Drawn with the brush in bistre, and heightened with white.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn with the brush in bistre, and heightened with white

Dimensions

Height: 10.3 in, Width: 14.9 in

Descriptive line

Perino del Vaga (ascribed to); The Muses, seven of whom are playing the flageolet, seated under the branches of trees: five of the figures nude or nearly so; Drawn with the brush in bistre, and heightened with white; 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1979, p. 202.

The text is as follows:

CREMONA: mid 16th century

439

The Muses making music
Inscribed on the back in pencil in a modern hand ‘P. del Vaga’
Point of the brush and wash heightened with white
10 ½ x 15 ½ (267 x 394) Dyce 220

PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 220 (as ‘anonymous, acribed to Perino del Vaga’)

A note on the mount states that Bodmer believed the drawing to be a copy after an existing fresco by Niccolò dell’Abbate at Fontainebleau, but no freco, as far as we know, corresponds. The drawing has a certain affinity with dell’Abbate, but rather more perhaps with Giulio Campi.

Materials

Bistre

Techniques

Drawing; Heightening

Subjects depicted

Trees; Flageolets; Women

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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