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Tabernacle frame

late 16th century (made)
Place of origin

Drawing, A tabernacle frame enclosing a cartouche, Italian, late 16th century.

Object details

Object type
TitleTabernacle frame (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Pen and ink and wash
Brief description
Drawing, A tabernacle frame enclosing a cartouche, Italian, late 16th century.
  • Length: 140mm
  • Width: 104mm
Octagonal in shape
Bibliographic reference
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 246-247. The text is as follows: SCHOOL UNKNOWN: late 16th century 599 A tabernacle frame enclosing a cartouche Inscribed in pencil in a modern hand ‘Melani’ or ‘Meloni’ Pen and ink and wash; octagonal 5 ½ x 4 1/8 (140 x 104) D.572-1887 PROVENANCE Bought 1887 In the Departmental Register the words ‘F. Melani Pisa 1742’ are written against this item and no. 600, presumably referring to an inscription which is no longer there. One of the drawings was accordingly ascribed to Francesco Melani (1675-1742) and the other, to his brother Giuseppe (1673-1747), perhaps because it is obviously by a different hand. But both drawings date from the end of the 16th century and cannot therefore be by either of the Melani brothers. The inscription, if there was one, was possibly intended to refer to Alrobello Melone; but neither drawing is by him either.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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