Design for a Wall-mounted Epitaph

Giovanni Larciani ("Master of the Kress Landscapes") Italian

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Design for a wall-mounted epitaph or memorial tablet with a rectangular central compartment for an inscription (here left blank). The frame of the epitaph is built up out of architectural elements in high relied, executed in the late Baroque style typical of Northern Italy at the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. It is further decorated with slim garlands of leaves that runs along the top and bottom of the frame. Their yellow tone may indicate it was to be gilded.The epitaph is presented here against a brick wall.

Design for a Wall-mounted Epitaph, Giovanni Larciani ("Master of the Kress Landscapes") (Italian, 1484–1527), Pen and brown ink, brush with gray, yellow, and pink wash

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