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Drawing, Triumphal Arch, possibly for the Entry of Ferdinand I de' Medici into Pisa in 1588

This is a drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and collaborator: Luigi Alamanni and subject: Dante Alighieri. It is dated 1587-1589 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink [recto]; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash [verso] 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

14.7 x 10.9 cm (5 13/16 x 4 5/16 in. )

It is inscribed

Verso: [A] di 3 (?) de disembr 158[7] / io gioani strada fiamigho / son convenuto queste di co(n) Me(sser) / Louigi Allemani de fargli 26 / disegni del iferno di dante / secondo che da loi sara ordinato / della grandessa e qualita de quelli / gia da me fatte e me arebbe / pagare n quattordici luono / sia obligato pagarlo duo el / mese come io hara cosigniato.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Triumphal Arch, possibly for the Entry of Ferdinand I de' Medici into Pisa in 1588; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink [recto]; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash [verso] on laid paper; 14.7 x 10.9 cm (5 13/16 x 4 5/16 in. ); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2635

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