Architectural Study: The Measured Profiles of the Cornice and Entablature of the "Colonnacce" from the Forum Transitorium (the "Palace of Nerva").
Sangallo family (Florence, active ca. 1510–20)
Pen and brown ink, over leadpoint, stylus ruling, and compass construction
11 1/8 x 7 9/16 in. (28.3 x 19.2 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Not on view
Inscription: The recto is inscribed most probably by the artist at top center in pen and brown ink: "Chornice chorin.te alpalazo di nerua." At lower right: "el frego ed alius palmi . 3. oncce .1." The measurements inscribed throughout the drawn details are in the units of "palmi," "oncie," and "minuti."
Annotated in pen and brown ink, at upper left, by a different early hand, probably 17th century: "Cornice Corinthie."
(C. C. Bambach; revised June 26, 2008)
Marking: Watermark: Briquet 6662 (Florence, ca. 1496).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 14, 2008–October 19, 2008.
Janet S. Byrne Renaissance Ornament Prints and Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981, cat. no. no. 152.