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Drawing - Design for a cornice and freize

Design for a cornice and freize

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 112

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


late 16th century (made)


Length: 206 mm, Width: 505 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, design for a cornice and freize, decorated with cartouches, Italian, late 16th century.

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 247.

The text is as follows:

late 16th century

Design for a cornice and frieze, decorated with cartouches
Inscribed in pencil in a later hand ‘Pierin D. Vaga’
Pen and ink and blue wash
8 1/8 x 19 7/8 (206 x 505) D.256-1888

PROVENANCE Count (?) Gelozzi or Gelosi (Lugt 545); bought from A. W. Thibaudeau, 1888

Formerly ascribed to Perino del Vaga.


Pen and ink; Blue wash


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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