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Design for the tomb of Piero de' Medici: PD.28-2000

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Current Location: In storage


Design for the tomb of Piero de' Medici


Draughtsman: Sangallo, Antonio da, the younger




History note: London, Christie's, 8 July 1998, lot 50; with Thomas Williams Fine Art, from whom bought

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum in memory of Miss Doreen Lewisohn (1916-2000), with a significant contribution from Miss Lewisohn's friends, 2000

Measurements and weight

Height: 426 mm
Width: 193 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: in or after AD 1531


Identified by Professor Frommel as an early design for the tomb of Piero de' Medici (1471/2-1503) in the Benedictine abbey of Montec Cassino. Commissioned from Sangallo by Pope Clement VII in 1531.

School or Style

Florentine School

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, with many lines incised with a stylus, on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.28-2000
Primary reference Number: 35980
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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