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Drawing, Design for a Reliquary of the Holy Cross, ca. 1540

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to Luzio Romano. It is dated ca. 1540 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is black chalk, brush and brown wash, pen and brown ink on cream paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

32.8 x 16.1 cm (12 15/16 x 6 5/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Cooper Union stamp in black on verso, Lugt suppl. 457d.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, center of lower edge: Pierino. Upper center, in black chalk: legnis/de la/croce/D N S [wood from the holy cross of our Lord]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Reliquary of the Holy Cross, ca. 1540; Attributed to Luzio Romano (Italian, active 1528 – 1575); Italy; black chalk, brush and brown wash, pen and brown ink on cream paper, lined; 32.8 x 16.1 cm (12 15/16 x 6 5/16 in. ); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1942-36-2

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