Grotesque with a Bacchus Fountain Placed in an Architectural Structure
Anonymous, Italian, 16th century
After Cornelis Bos (Netherlandish, Hertogenbosch ca. 1510?–before 1566 Groningen)
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash
Sheet: 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (24.4 x 16.8 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Not on view
Grotesque, copied after a print published by Cornelis Bos around 1540. The design is characterized by a winged female figure, holding up an architectural structure in which a fountain has been placed. The print has been copied in full.
Vendor: Walter Schatzki
Georg Hirth "Der Formenschatz". Leipzig, 1877-1911, cat. no. 1894: 119, ill.
Sune Schéle Cornelis Bos: A study of the Origins of the Netherland Grotesque. Uppsala, 1965, p. 226, cat. 5.