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Design for a Narrative Frieze: A Commander Addressing His Troops

Artist:
Alessandro Allori (Italian, Florence 1535–1607 Florence)
Date:
1535–1607
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray-brown wash, highlighted with a little white, over black chalk, on brownish paper. Framing lines in black chalk
Dimensions:
6-5/16 x 15-1/2 in. (16.1 x 39.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1964
Accession Number:
64.197.2
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower right, Alesandro Allori; on verso, Alesandro Allori. The annotation is in a hand which occurs on other drawings by the master, e.g. at Christ Church, Oxford (Bell Catalogue, 1914, pl. XCI, wrongly attributed to Pontormo). (See Colnaghi exhibition, 1964).
Professor John Isaacs (London); his sale, Sotheby's, London, February 27, 1964, part of lot 14; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.; A. Betts (London)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 16, 1983–April 17, 1983.

Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. Exh. cat., June 16-July 7. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. no. 49.

James Byam Shaw Drawings by Old Masters at Christ Church, Oxford. Oxford, 1976, p. 81 under cat. 190.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 5, fig. no. 5, p. 20, ill.

Françoise Viatte Inventaire général des dessins italiens III. Dessins toscans XVIe - XVIIIe siècles. Tome I. 1560-1640.. Paris 1988, 1988, pp. 35, 317, under cat. 31.

Simona Lecchini Giovannoni Alessandro Allori. 1991, cat. no. no. 150, fig. no. fig. 353, pp. 288-89, ill.



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