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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.189
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Design for Illusionary Wall Painting
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1570
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/299635
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, brown wash over graphite (?) on off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 37.3 x 29.9 cm (14 11/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: "M" and star in a shield--Briquet 8390-92 (Florence 1529; Ferrara 1580)
  • inscription: u.r., brown ink, Italian: In questo vano si puó dipingere un paese con la veduta di Step[han]o Rotondo et coloseo et altre anticaglie [translation: In this bay one could paint a landscape with the view of S. Stefano Rotondo and the Colosseum and other antiquities [translation by Cammy Brothers, Ph.D candidate, Art History and Architecture Department, Jan., 1999)]
Provenance
H. (?) N. Baron von Slingelandt. information from B. Weinreb
H. (?) Bosch Reitz, Laren, Netherlands (?), by descent from his great grandfather. Gt. Grandfather: H. (?) N. Baron von Slingelandt; information from B. Weinreb
B. Weinreb Limited, London, sold to Seiden & de Cuevas, Inc., 1980. (Seiden & de Cuevas is now known as Vermeer Associates, Ltd)
Seiden & de Cuevas, Inc., Brampton, Ontario, Canada, purchased from B. Weinreb Limited, London, 6, sold to HUAM, 1998.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of an anonymous donor and the Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund in honor of F. Gordon and Elizabeth Morrill
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.189
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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