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Drawing - design for frieze and ceiling decoration
  • design for frieze and ceiling decoration
    Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547
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design for frieze and ceiling decoration

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1501-47 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash heightened with white

  • Museum number:

    E.614-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 289, box A

Physical description

Drawing

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1501-47 (made)

Artist/maker

Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash heightened with white

Dimensions

Length: 254 mm, Width: 419 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, sketch design for a frieze and ceiling decorated in the antique style with paint and stucco, by Perino del Vaga (Piero Buonaccorsi, 1501-47).

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 172.

The text is as follows:

VAGA, PERINO DEL
Piero Buonaccorsi (1501-47)

364

Recto Sketch design for a ceiling decorated in the grotesque style
Inscribed in a narrow border within the design ‘la lista pavonacia e lavorj’ and again in another border ‘pavoncio li lavorj profilij’
Pen and ink

Verso Another ceiling design of the same type
Pen and ink
7 ½ x 8 7/8 (190 x 225) E.614-1922

PROVENANCE Lord Amherst of Hackney (sale, Sotheby, 14 December 1921, unidentified lot, bought by F. R. Meatyard and sold by him to the Museum)

Nos. 364 and 365 are other designs of the same type from the Amherst collection. They are modelled on antique prototypes such as could then be seen in Hadrien's villa and Nero's Golden House.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Drawing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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