20
20
Florentine School, second half of the 16th Century
FOUR DESIGNS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS, WITH CARTOUCHES AT THE TOP AND THE SAME VIEW AT THE BOTTOM
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Florentine School, second half of the 16th Century
FOUR DESIGNS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS, WITH CARTOUCHES AT THE TOP AND THE SAME VIEW AT THE BOTTOM
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Old Master & British Works on Paper

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Florentine School, second half of the 16th Century
FOUR DESIGNS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS, WITH CARTOUCHES AT THE TOP AND THE SAME VIEW AT THE BOTTOM
Quantity: 4
Pen and brown ink and wash, drawn on four pieces of paper, joined into two separate drawings
a) 102 by 70 mm; b) 155 by 80 mm
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Provenance

With H.M. Calmann, London; 
Lodewijk Houthakker (L.3893), on the bottom sheets

Literature

P. Fuhring, Design into Art. Drawings for Architecture and Ornament. The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, London 1989, pp. 342-343, nos. 528-529, reproduced figs. 528-529

Catalogue Note

As Peter Fuhring has observed it is not always easy to establish the purpose of ornament drawings such as these. In this case it would seem plausible that these designs were intended for book illustrations, the stippling in the central panels seemingly indicating text.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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