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Album Containing Architectural, Ornament, and Figure Drawings.

Series/Portfolio:
folio 2, folio 7, folio 9, folio14, folio 16, folio 22 verso, folio 27, folio 31, folio 32, folio 36, folio 42, folio 45, folio 46, folio 47, folio 49, and folio 50
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Mola (Italian, Coldrerio 1585–1665 Rome)
Artist:
Pier Francesco Mola (Italian, Coldrerio 1612–1666 Rome)
Date:
1630–31
Medium:
folio 1 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and blue wash. folio 2 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 3 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 4 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 5 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 6 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 7 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 8 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 9 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 10 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 10v - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 11 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 12 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 13 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 14 - Pen and brown ink, brush and pale brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 15 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 16 - Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk (the doorway); black chalk (the figures on the pediment). folio 17 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 18 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 19 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 20 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 21 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 22 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 22v - Red chalk. folio 23 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 24 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 25 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 26 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 27 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 28 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 29 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 29v - Construction lines in black chalk. folio 30 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 31 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 32 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 33 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 33v - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 34 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 35 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 36 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 37 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 38 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 39 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. Abrasion of drawing surface. folio 40 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 41 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 42 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 43 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 44 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 45 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 45v - Graphite. folio 46 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. Some offsetting and stray marks in red chalk and graphite. folio 47 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 48 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 49 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 50 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 51 - Pen and black and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over graphite or black chalk and red chalk underdrawing. folio 52 - Pen and black and brown ink, brush and pink, blue, brown, ochre and light green wash over graphite or black chalk construction lines. folio 52v - Pen and brown ink and graphite. folio 53 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 54 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 55 - Pen and brown ink. folio 56v - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 57 - Pen and brown ink over graphite construction lines, yellow and pink wash. folio 58 - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 58v - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 59 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over stylus-incised construction lines with traces of red chalk. folio 60 - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 60v - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 61 - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 61v - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 62 - Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk. folio 63 - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 63v - Pen and brown ink over stylus-incised construction lines. folio 64 - Pen and brown ink and graphite. folio 65 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 65v - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 66 - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite. folio 66v - Pen and brown ink over black chalk construction lines and traces of black chalk or graphite
Dimensions:
overall: 7 15/16 x 7 11/16 in. (20.1 x 19.5 cm) folio 2 -- 7-15/16 x 5-3/8 in. (20.1 x 13.7 cm) folio 7 -- 8 x 4-15/16 in. (20.3 x 12.5 cm) folio 9 -- 7-9/16 x 5-1/8 in. (19.2 x 13.0 cm) folio 14 -- 7-3/4 x 5-11/16 in. (19.7 x 14.4 cm) folio 16 -- 7 x 4-13/16 in. (17.8 x 12.3 cm) folio 22v -- 7-5/8 x 5-7/16 in. (19.3 x 13.8 cm) folio 27 -- 7-3/16 x 5-1/2 in. (18.2 x 14.0 cm) folio 31 -- 7-1/2 x 5-1/4 in. (19.0 x 13.4 cm) folio 32 -- 7-5/16 x 4-15/16 in. (18.5 x 12.5 cm) folio 36 -- 7-5/16 x 4-13/16 in. (18.5 x 12.3 cm) folio 42 -- 10-11/16 x 7-5/16 in. (27.1 x 18.5 cm) folio 45 -- 11-1/8 x 8-1/16 in. (28.3 x 20.4 cm) folio 46 -- 7-3/4 x 4-11/16 in. (19.7 x 11.9 cm) folio 47 -- 8-7/16 x 5-1/2 in. (21.4 x 14.0 cm) folio 49 -- 6-3/4 x 7-1/2 in. (17.1 x 19.0 cm) folio 50 --7-15/16 x 7-11/16 in. (20.1 x 19.5 cm)
Classifications:
Albums, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1978
Accession Number:
1979.62.1(1-66)
Not on view
Inscription: folio 1 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 2 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 3 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Perche ale uolte uale far una porta in un loco stretto tra pilastri è ogetti si potrà tener questa maniera qui sotto/GBa Mola 1631.
folio 4 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: fosso x il ponte leua[toio]/Pianta della questa porta/[in another hand:] per una forteza/[first hand:] fondamta x gen...[?] dal Ponte leua[toio]/1631CBa Mola f.
folio 5 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 6 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 7 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 8 -- Porticella fatta x mgr. Martino fornaro todescho/GBa Mola f.
folio 9 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f 1631.
folio 10 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f 1631.
folio 10v -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Pianta della [q]uarta parte della noua Chiesa di S Martina piedi Campidoglio (a)rchitetta de Pietro da Cortona pittore insigne [measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 11 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 12 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 13 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 14 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f
folio 15 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 16 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f 1631
folio 17 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 18 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: 1631 Altra inventione di porta di forteza/Ba Mola f/Ponte leua[toio] à bilicho
folio 19 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Profilo del' Ponte leua[toio]/Travertino/Ba Mola
folio 20 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631; Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 21 -- Inscribed in pen and brown in: Porta x fortezza Ba Mola/1631
folio 22 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 23 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Porta fatta far dame [= da me] al casino de Pompilio evangelisti passato il Coliseo
folio 24 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 25 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 26 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 27 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center, GBa Mola f 1631;
Inscribed in pen and brown ink at upper border: porta di Giardino o Vig(n) a..
folio 28 -- Signed in pen and brown ink: GBa Mola. d. ; Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 29 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: GBa Mola 1631 D. M. A.
folio 30 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: Ba Mola
folio 31 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 32 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f 1631.
folio 33 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola. I. M. A. B. R.
folio 33v -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: fronte dun Balciardo Incontro testaccio
folio 34 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 35 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 36 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f 1631
folio 37 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 38 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Ioa Ba Mola Inventav[...] et delineavit 1632
folio 39 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: A Sacrestia/B Stanza x diverse comodità/C Lumaca x andar di sopra al mezzanino/d lumache maestri/e uano ouero grosezza dilla uolta ò Cupola/F pilastrilli x fortezza et ornamto/G Choro x laltar magiore il leg.to di lapis e lornamt.o dela Cupola
folio 40 -- faciata buttata a basso x far il nouo Porticale de San Pietro/GBa Mola f 1631
folio 41 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 42 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 43 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola 1631
folio 44 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola
folio 45 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink at center: Petrus franciscus Mola fecit 1631 ae.
18.
folio 46 -- Signed and dated in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f 1631.
folio 47 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 48 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f.
folio 49 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower center: GBa Mola f; signed and dated
at lower right GBa Mola f 1631.
folio 50 -- Signed in pen and brown ink at lower left and right, GBa Mola f; inscribed in pen
and brown ink at upper left corner: Quest' ornam to. é per / un' deposito, da
meter / in uno posto stretta.
folio 51 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Questi sono comessi di pietre mischie che se fanno nele Incrostature
folio 52 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Questi sono Pavimenti di pietre mischie [second hand: ...g.vani Mola mano propria]
folio 52v -- [sums]
folio 53 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Canoni Colibrinati/Jo Ba Mola Delineavit/Cannone de lib. 75 de palla fatto in astradam lanno 1643 e mandato à roma lano 1644 pesa circa 12 migliara, è povero de metallo nel' fianco è culotta
folio 54 -- Inscribed in pen and brown ink: Nel fort'Urbano [sums in black chalk; measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 55 -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 58 -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 58v -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 60 -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 60v -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 61 -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 63 -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 65 -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
folio 65v -- [Measurements in pen and brown ink]
Probably Christina, Queen of Sweden (Swedish, 1626–1689); Decio Cardinal Azzolini; Marchese Pompeo Azzolini; Prince Livio Odescalchi (Rome)
Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano. "Il giovane Borromini: dagli esordi a San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane," September 5, 1999–November 14, 1999.

Erich Schleier Antichità viva. vol. 16, Italy, 1977, p. 20, ill.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. Appendix 13, fig. no. a-p, pp. 308-14, pp. 307-14, ill.

Laura Laureati, Almamaria Mignosi Tantillo, Nicholas Turner et al. Pier Francesco Mola 1612-1666 Exh. cat. Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, and Musei Capitolini, Rome. Ed. by Manuela Kahn-Rossi, Milan, 1989, p. 113 (text by Nicholas Turner).

Manuela Kahn-Rossi, Marco Franciolli Il giovane Borromini Dagli esordi a San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. Exh. cat., Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano. 1999, (entry by Giovanna Curcio), cat. no. 168-69, fig. no. 25, 26, 27, pp. 305-308, 310-13, 356-58., ill.



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