Design for a Soldier's Costume with a Cuirass (front and back)
Baccio del Bianco (Italian, Florence 1604–1656 Escorial) (and workshop)
Brown ink with a grey-blue and a light brown wash
Sheet: 11 1/8 x 8 3/16 in. (28.3 x 20.8 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1948
Not on view
Design for a costume meant for a soldier. Both a frontal and rear view are depicted on the sheet. The costume is characterized by sun rays encircling the collar. The scaled cuirass has been given a brown color. Vegetal wreaths and grotesques are indicated as further decoration of the costume.
Signature: B. d. B.
Inscription: 'B.v.B.'; indecipherable insciption in red chalk