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Drawing - Grotesque ewer

Grotesque ewer

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash over black chalk

  • Museum number:

    E.9-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 276

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash over black chalk

Dimensions

Length: 273 mm, Width: 152 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, design for a grotesque ewer in the form of a squatting human figure, side view, school of Perino del Vaga, 16th century.

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 181.

The text is as follows:

school of
VAGA, PERINO DEL

Designs for metalwork

395/396

Designs (2) for a grotesque ewer in the form of a squatting human figure (side and front views)
Both inscribed in innk in a 16th century hand ‘Pierino’
Pen and ink and wash over black chalk
10 ¾ x 6 (273 x 152)
10 5/8 x 5 ½ (270 x 139) E.9 and 10-1922

PROVENANCE Lord Amherst of Hackney (sale, Sotheby, 14 December 1921); given by Mr H. S. Reitlinger, 1922

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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