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Grotesque with a Bacchus Fountain Placed in an Architectural Structure

Artist:
Anonymous, Italian, 16th century
Artist:
After Cornelis Bos (Netherlandish, Hertogenbosch ca. 1510?–before 1566 Groningen)
Date:
1540 after
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (24.4 x 16.8 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.643.4(7)
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.



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