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Drawing, The Ship of the Church

This is a drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and made for (as the client) Luigi Alamanni and subject: Dante Alighieri. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 10.4 × 14.3 cm (4 1/8 × 5 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Verso: di 11 giunio 158[.] / dette a bastiano di Sipriano lire 16½ a conto del vino .. / dua porto lui contanta / il lavaratore dal chavalero de patzi/ lire 16½ / E adi di giunio pagai io el strologho / Antonio lire dua p[er] manifatura duno / capelle dermosine e p[er] dua brascia de / nastra da mettere intorno in tutto lire 2 / E a di 3 di luglio mr Louigiallemane recho / lire 6 a conto del retratto de dante col inferno / E pago il reste lire 15. contanta

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Ship of the Church; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Subject: Dante Alighieri (Italian, 1265 – 1321); Client: Luigi Alamanni (Italian, 1558–1603); Netherlands; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk on laid paper; H x W: 10.4 × 14.3 cm (4 1/8 × 5 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-134

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