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Drawing - Design for a crozier

Design for a crozier

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (Drawn)

  • Date:

    About 1550 (Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink

  • Museum number:

    E.1946-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CD, shelf 4

This drawing is the left part of a sheet acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1941, Museum number E.2-1941. The designer was once thought to be the Italian artist Perino del Vaga, because of the fragmentary inscription, but now it remains anonymous.

Physical description

Design for a crozier. On the back, two designs for pediments.

Place of Origin

Italy (Drawn)

Date

About 1550 (Drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink Pier...[part cut away] Inscribed on the back in another hand Man Vit. Pisano [?] and with accounts

Dimensions

Height: 25.3 cm, Width: 10.9 cm

Historical context note

For the rejection of an attribution to Perino del Vaga and a discussion of the drawings, see Peter Ward-Jackson Italian Drawings, Vol. 1. 1979, cat. 534, pp.235-6 and Peter Fuhring Design into Art Drawings for Architecture and Ornament The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, 1989, Vol.1, cat.506, p.331.

Descriptive line

Design for a crozier. On the back, two designs for pediments, about 1550. Anonymous.

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

Peter Fuhring Design into Art Drawings for Architecture and Ornament The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, 1989, Vol.1, cat. 506, p. 331.

Subjects depicted

Crozier; Pediments

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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