Recto: The Port City of Alexandria (? Allusion to Dinocrates's Building of Alexandria, Vitruvius, Book 2, introduction, no. 1); Verso: Fragmentary Writing ("Libro Primo...").

Attributed to a member of the Sangallo family
(Florence, ca. 1530–1545)

Author: Original Treatise Written by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, 1st century B.C.)
Date: 1530–45
Medium: Pen and dark brown ink
Dimensions: sheet: 8 3/8 x 5 9/16 in. (21.2 x 14.2 cm)
Classification: Drawings
Credit Line: Purchase, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, by exchange, 2008
Accession Number: 2008.105.3

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