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Design for the Right-hand Section of the Tomb of Cardinal Francesco Armellini

Artist:
Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi (Italian, Ancaiano 1481–1536 Rome) or workshop
Date:
ca. 1523–27
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over faint traces of leadpoint, or black chalk, and stylus-ruling
Dimensions:
18-3/8 x 13-3/4 in. (46.7 x 34.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Gilbert Butler, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.460
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed at upper left on the attic in pen and very dark brown ink: “Quid genus et proauos strepitis? Si primordia vestra. / Auctoremque deu[m] spectes. Nullus degener extat. / Ni vitiis pejora favens p[ro]p[ri]u[m] deserat ortum.”
Inscribed above the effigy of the deceased, inside the main bay, in pen and lighter brown ink: “Armellini inferior to pigs by Baldassare the Sienese”: “Inferior Armellinu[s] por[carum] p[er] Baltasarum senese[m].”

Marking: At lower right, unidentified collector's stamp with the initials "P.H." (Lugt 2084), formerly associated with Philippe Huart (French, d. 1857); collector's mark in pen and dark brown ink of Sir John Charles Robinson (Lugt 1433).
Sir John Charles Robinson (British, 1824–1913); Gilbert Butler; Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1983, lot 97; Donor: Gilbert and Ildiko Butler
Old Master Drawings. Sale cat., Sotheby's, London. Sotheby's, London, London, December 1, 1983, cat. no. 97, fig. no. 9, ill.

Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, M. L. Madonna Baldassare Peruzzi, pittura scena e architettura nel Cinquecento.. Rome, Istituto Enciclopedia Italiana, 1987, cat. no. 48, fig. no. 11, pp. 38, 41, ill.

"Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 122, New York, 1992, p. 29.

William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 11 - March 27, 1994). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, pp. 104-105, no. 93.

Jutta Gotzmann "La Tomba Armellini in Santa Maria in Trastevere." Baldassarre Peruzzi, 1481-1536. Atti del convegno di Studi (Maggio 2001). Edited by Christopher Luitpold Frommel, Vicenza and Venice, 2005, pp. 246-248, 560, fig. 3.



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