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Head of a Bearded Man (recto) Sketches of Architectural Details (verso)

A work made of red chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink (verso) on buff laid paper, pieced and laid down on buff laid paper.
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  • A work made of red chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink (verso) on buff laid paper, pieced and laid down on buff laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Unknown Artist
Italian, early 16th century

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Artist

Ghirlandaio, Domenico, School of

Title

Head of a Bearded Man (recto) Sketches of Architectural Details (verso)

Origin

Italy

Date

1500–1529

Medium

Red chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink (verso) on buff laid paper, pieced and laid down on buff laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper center in graphite: "That with 15th century writing / architectural drawings . .424/"; upper right, in pen and brown ink: "10"; lower left, in red crayon: "78"; inscribed verso, upper portion, in pen and brown ink: "Giovanni Francesco di Marcantonio . . . .Piccolomini. . . / . . .denno habere per insino questo di 24esimo di settembre nove / cento ottonta nove . . . sonno per li contant / mile quatrocento quindici . . . / hbbianno venduto francesco di . . . / . . . / . . . / . . ./ . . ."

Dimensions

243 × 184 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.3166

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