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Recto: Temple Types: Amphiprostyle (Vitruvius, Book 3, Chapter 2, no. 4); Verso: Temple Types: Pseudodipteral (Vitruvius, Book 3, Chapter 2, no. 6).

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 7/16 in. (15 x 26.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, by exchange, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.105.7
Not on view
Text and Drawings for an Italian Edition of Vitruvius's Ten Books on Architecture.

Inscription: Recto is inscribed (Book 3, Chapter 2, no. 4) at bottom: "Lo Amphiprostilos . cio. e inra cholona angulare o circhulare ha tutte quelle chose a lo . prostilos e cetto / quelli che nel postico cio e parte posteriore a quell medesimo modo . le cholone e ./ la cima sichome si uede . qui scot in piñata . duntal Tempio disegnato." Inscribed, "Mutio" inside drawing of temple." Verso is inscribed (Book 3, Chpater 2, no. 6), below drawing: "Ma il pseudoditero dro cioe falzo cholonato ara nella fronte e nel posticho otto cholone e ne lati chon la/ angulare quindici e sono le mura della cella rinpetto aquattro cholone di mezzo nella fronte . e posti/cho tal monti che dui choloni . e comesurati dalla nitura prosezza delle cholone sara lo spatio/ deli mura circha lutimi ordini delle cholone. L o esempio di q[uest]o . i[n] roma no[n] la aviamo . Ma si . Alla . M/ genzia Diana da Hermogene Alabando : e diapoline . da Meneste fato sichome qui socto la pia[n]/ta e poi il profilo si uede."



(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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