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Drawing - Design for a frieze

Design for a frieze

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (drawn)

  • Date:

    16th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    3135

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 114

Place of Origin

Italy (drawn)

Date

16th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Dimensions

Height: 342 mm, Width: 524 mm

Object history note

PROVENANCE J. Richardson, Sr (Lugt 2184); transferred from the Art Museum, 1863

Descriptive line

Drawing, Design for a frieze, copy after Perino del Vaga, pen and ink and wash, 16th century

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, cat. 371, p.175.

The text is as follows:

copies after
VAGA, PERINO DEL

371
Design for a frieze
Pen and ink and wash
13 ½ x 20 5/8 (342 x 524) 3135
PROVENANCE J. Richardson, Sr (Lugt 2184); transferred from the Art Museum, 1863

See the note under no. 370. A copy of Perino's design.

[Note from under no. 370:
There are other versions of this design, some by Perino himself, other by pupils or copyists. The most important is a painting on canvas in the Palazzo Spada, Rome, which was show by Voss to be Perino’s Model for a tapestry commissioned by Paul III as a basamento for Michelangelo’s Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel. See Voss, Spätrenaissance, pp. 72-4, where the Spada Palace painting and a drawing connected with it in the Uffizi are reproduced. Our drawing is close to Perino in handling, possibly by him. Another version of the same design, not so like Perino, is no. 371.]

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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