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Drawing - Grotesque ewer

Grotesque ewer

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash over black chalk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


16th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash over black chalk


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

Designs for metalwork


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


Pen and ink; Wash; Black chalk




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