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Architectural Study: The Measured Profiles of the Cornice and Entablature of the "Colonnacce" from the Forum Transitorium (the "Palace of Nerva").

Sangallo family (Florence, active ca. 1510–20)

Date:
1500–1520
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over leadpoint, stylus ruling, and compass construction
Dimensions:
11 1/8 x 7 9/16 in. (28.3 x 19.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.605.2
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: The recto is inscribed most probably by the artist at top center in pen and brown ink: "Chornice chorin.te alpalazo di nerua." At lower right: "el frego ed alius palmi . 3. oncce .1." The measurements inscribed throughout the drawn details are in the units of "palmi," "oncie," and "minuti."

    Annotated in pen and brown ink, at upper left, by a different early hand, probably 17th century: "Cornice Corinthie."

    (C. C. Bambach; revised June 26, 2008)

    Marking: Watermark: Briquet 6662 (Florence, ca. 1496).

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 14, 2008–October 19, 2008.

  • References

    Janet S. Byrne Renaissance Ornament Prints and Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981, cat. no. no. 152.



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