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Designs

16/10/1559 (Designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Designs for embroidery from a volume of designs by Lunardo Fero dedicated to Elena Foscara, 16 October 1559.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen an ink and watercolour on laid paper.
Brief Description
Design for embroidery from a volume of designs by Lunardo Fero
Physical Description
Leaf of two different designs arranged side-by-side on cream-coloured laid paper with a watermark. The designs are drawn in pen and brown ink and painted in watercolour. The design on the left is formed in a right-angle and consists of leaf-like shapes in red, green and yellow-ochre. The design on the right is a squarish form in the centre of which is a bird singing against a central, yellow-ochre globe both surrounded by green leaves and red flowerlets.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.3cm
  • Width: 14.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'12' (The figure is written in the same brown ink as that in which the designs are drawn.)
Object history
The right-angled form of one of the designs probably indicates that this design was for bed-curtains or curtains.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
Designs for embroidery from a volume of designs by Lunardo Fero dedicated to Elena Foscara, 16 October 1559.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1909, London: Printed For His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1910
Collection
Accession Number
E.1940:12-1909

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record createdSeptember 26, 2005
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