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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 catalogue]. 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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