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Drawing - Design for a doorcase

Design for a doorcase

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 191

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


late 16th century (made)


Length: 324 mm, Width: 216 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, design for a doorcase with a straight entablature supported on crolled consoles, Italian, late 16th century.

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 246.

The text is as follows:

late 16th century


Design for a doorcase with a straight entablature supported on scrolled consoles
Inscribed on the base in ink in an old hand ‘Vignola’ and in the upper right corner numbered ‘102’; inscribed by the artist with notes giving dimensions; inscribed also on the back in an old hand ‘Vignola nella vigna di Papa Giulio 30’
Pen and ink and blue wash
12 ¾ x 8 ½ (324 x 216) E.616-1922

PROVENANCE Lord Amherst of Hackney (sale, Sotheby, 14 December 1921; bought by Meatyard and sold by him to the Museum)

Possibly, as the blue wash suggests, by the same hand as nos. 492 and 493. There seems to be no connection with Vignola or with the Villa di Papa Giulia.


Pen and ink; Blue wash




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