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Drawing - Designs for grotesque friezes

Designs for grotesque friezes

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (drawn)

  • Date:

    16th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    8076

  • Gallery location:

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

Place of Origin

Italy (drawn)

Date

16th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
Perino del Vaga, born 1501 - died 1547 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in two places 'Pierino'

Dimensions

Height: 324 mm mount, Width: 232 mm mount

Object history note

PROVENANCE W. Mayor (Lugt 2799); bought 1875

Descriptive line

Drawing, Designs (5 on 3 sheets mounted together) for grotesque friezes, school of Perino del Vaga, Italy, pen and ink and wash, 16th century

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, cat. 385, p. 179, illus.

The following is the full text of the entry:

school of
VAGA, PERINO DEL

Designs for architectural ornament

385
Designs (5 on 3 sheets mounted together) for grotesque friezes
Inscribed in two places 'Pierino'
Pen and ink and wash
Size of mount 12 3/4 x 9 1/8 (324 x 232) 8076
PROVENANCE W. Mayor (Lugt 2799); bought 1875
LITERATURE Nos. 64-73 in the Mayor Catalogue are ornamental drawings ascribed to Giovanni da Udine, but it is scarcely possible to say which, if any, refers to our sheet

Formerly attributed to Giovanni da Udine, but more in the taste of Perino, as the inscription suggests.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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