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Design for a ceiling decoration, with suggestions for variant borders: PD.74-1996

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Design for a ceiling decoration, with suggestions for variant borders


Attributed to Alberti, Cherubino (Draughtsman)
Attributed to Alberti, Giovanni (Draughtsman)


History note: With Paul Prouté, Paris; Lodewijk Houthakker (collector's mark, not in Lugt, lower right); with Luca Baroni (Colnaghi Ltd)

Measurements and weight

Height: 547 mm
Width: 410 mm

Relative size of this object

41 m54.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1996) by Luca Baroni (Colnaghi Ltd)


Production date: circa AD 1580


?Either of the above

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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, over graphite, bordered on all sides by a line of brown ink, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Per il volto della sala della Margarita
  • Location: Above, top
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: (marked with a scale)
  • Location: Above right edge
  • Text: 32050 / 15000 // 47050
  • Location: Above, right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.74-1996
Primary reference Number: 7024
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 26 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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