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Drawing - Sketches of the Virgin and Child and studies for the altarpiece in S. Sigismondo,  Cremona
  • Sketches of the Virgin and Child and studies for the altarpiece in S. Sigismondo, Cremona
    Campi, Giulio
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Sketches of the Virgin and Child and studies for the altarpiece in S. Sigismondo, Cremona

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Cremona (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    16th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Campi, Giulio (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing on paper, squared in black chalk.

  • Credit Line:

    Bernard H. Webb Bequest.

  • Museum number:

    E.4017-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 263

Physical description

Drawing in pen and ink, squared in black chalk and pricked; in red chalk on the back. Sketches (3 on 1 sheet) of the Virgin and Child, seated on clouds, with putti; studies for the altarpiece in S. Sigismondo, Cremona. On the back, sketches of hands playing on a lute and a summary outline of a bearded and robed male figure.

Place of Origin

Cremona (probably, drawn)

Date

16th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Campi, Giulio (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing on paper, squared in black chalk.

Marks and inscriptions

'Pordenone'
Inscribed in ink in an old hand

Dimensions

Height: 29.3 cm, Width: 17.7 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing in pen and ink, squared in black chalk and pricked; in red chalk on the back. Sketches (3 on 1 sheet) of the Virgin and Child; studies for the altarpiece in S. Sigismondo, Cremona. On the back, sketches of hands playing on a lute and a male figure. Giulio Campi (ca. 1508-1573), Cremona.

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

Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.43.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Ink; Paper; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Men; Putti; Figures (representations); Lutes; Hands; Altarpieces

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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