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The Medici Vase

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Unknown Artist
Active 17th or 18th century

About this artwork

This ancient marble vase—depicted by an unknown artist working in Italy—was owned by the Medici family and became a popular work for draftsmen to copy. Stefano della Bella made a famous etching after the same piece (1972.776).

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Artist

Unknown artist

Title

The Medici Vase

Origin

England

Date

1600–1799

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

342 × 266 mm (primary suppport); 390 × 307 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1993.248.941

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