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Cornices

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ricardo, Harry R. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    D.314-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 19

Physical description

Drawing of various cornices from Roman palaces, pen and ink and watercolour. Some of the cornices shown here are based on the Corinthian, Composite and Doric orders. Other are new types devised Michelangelo (Palazzo Farnese) and Vignola.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Ricardo, Harry R. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Descriptive line

Drawing of twelve cornices from Roman palaces, pen and ink and watercolour, about 1850

Labels and date

The full text of the label is as follows:

"CORNICES FROM ROMAN PALACES
English, about 1850
Pen and ink and watercolour

Italian architects of the 1500s had the idea of topping off the sheer outside walls of their palazzi with prominent projecting cornices. Some of the cornices shown here are based on the Corinthian, Composite and Doric orders. Others are new types devised by Michelangelo (Palazzo Farnese) and Vignola.

D.314-1908" []

Subjects depicted

Composite order; Cornices; Corinthian order; Doric order

Categories

Prints; Designs; Architecture; Sculpture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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