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1942

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Drawing, Two Designs for Altar Cross Bases; verso, Designs for Five Projects, 1530–40

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to Luzio Romano. It is dated 1530–40 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk on heavy cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was purchased from P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd.. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

32.9 x 22.1 cm (12 15/16 x 8 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Watermark: anchor in circle, six-pointed star on top, similar to Briquet 478 (Bergamo, 1502) to Briquet 511(Udine, 1535)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: Pierino. On verso, in pen and brown ink, lower center: Pierino; in pen and black ink,lower left corner: A.M. Also on verso (by the same hand, according to R. Berliner, but hidden by hinge), in pen and brown ink: 29

Cite this object as

Drawing, Two Designs for Altar Cross Bases; verso, Designs for Five Projects, 1530–40; Attributed to Luzio Romano (Italian, active 1528 – 1575); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk on heavy cream laid paper; 32.9 x 22.1 cm (12 15/16 x 8 11/16 in. ); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1942-36-3

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