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Reference number

Vol 131

Purpose

Unidentified Italian or French artist, mid-17th century, Volume of 30 vellum leaves containing coloured decorative designs for parterres, copied from J. Boyceau, Traité Du Jardinage, 1638. Insc: (frontispiece, verso): 30 dessenes de plafonds Corniches & decorationes antiques sur velain in fol. Bound in vellum (320 x 245)

Inscribed

(frontispiece, verso): 30 dessenes de plafonds Corniches & decorationes antiques sur velain in fol

Medium and dimensions

Bound in vellum (320 x 245)

Hand

Unidentified mid 17th century Italian or French draughtsman

Notes

For a full catalogue entry see Lynda Fairbairn, Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum, London 1998

Level

Drawing

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