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Reference number

Vol 133

Purpose

Giovanni Guerra (1544-1618), Volume titled Liber.Leviticus.Bibliae.Sacrae, with 190 sepia illustrations and MS text. Bound in leather (195 x 225)

Inscribed

on the flyleaf: Ce Receuil est de frederic Zuckkero

Medium and dimensions

Bound in leather (195 x 225)

Hand

Giovanni Guerra (1544 - 1618)

Notes

Previously attributed to Federigo Zuccaro (1542/3-1609) because of the inscription on the flyleaf: Ce Receuil est de frederic Zuckkero. Attribution to Guerra by Nicholas Turner, 1987. For a full catalogue entry see Lynda Fairbairn, Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum, London 1998, Vol 2 pp 777-779.

Level

Drawing

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