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Recto: On Timber, the Species of Trees (Vitruvius, Book 2, Chapter 9, no. 4); Verso: On Timber, the Battle of Larignium (Vitruvius, Book 2, Chapter 9, no. 15)..

Artist:
Attributed to a member of the Sangallo family (Florence, ca. 1530–1545)
Author:
Original Treatise Written by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)
Date:
1530–45
Medium:
Pen and dark brown ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (15 x 26.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, by exchange, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.105.4
Not on view
Text and Drawings for an Italian Edition of Vitruvius's Ten Books on Architecture.

Inscription: Recto drawings are each inscribed according to species: "abeto . dolato." "Eschulo cio e . / ischia ." "cerro . giandife/ro" "suera" "faggio" "tiglia" "salcj di monte" "salci . daqua." Verso drawing of battlefield is inscribed: "LARIGN/IO."

(C. C. Bambach; May 2008)
Mallams Fine Art Auctioneers, Oxford, sale June 8, 2007, lot 143; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 14, 2008–October 19, 2008.

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