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Drawing - Design for a Circular Border with Grotesque Ornament and Mythical Creatures (Harpies and Sphinxes)
  • Design for a Circular Border with Grotesque Ornament and Mythical Creatures (Harpies and Sphinxes)
    Floris, Cornelis II
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Design for a Circular Border with Grotesque Ornament and Mythical Creatures (Harpies and Sphinxes)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    1542 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Floris, Cornelis II (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with reddish-brown wash, over faint traces of black chalk; framing line by the artist in brown ink

  • Museum number:

    E.184-1918

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 247

Date

1542 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Floris, Cornelis II (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with reddish-brown wash, over faint traces of black chalk; framing line by the artist in brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

Dated at lower centre edge, outside framing line, in brown ink, 1542.

Dimensions

Height: 57 mm, Width: 230 mm

Object history note

John Dibble Crace (1838–1919), London, by whom given to the museum (verso no longer visible, but cf. cat. no. 485), 7 March 1918.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Design for a Circular Border with Grotesque Ornament and Mythical Creatures (Harpies and Sphinxes)', by Cornelis Floris the younger, pen and brown ink, dated 1542

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

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2014), vol. II, cat. 483, pp. 411-12

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash; Black chalk; Paper

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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