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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2017,7010.1

  • Description

    Studies for the angels in the Medici Chapel in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence: two kneeling and two standing figures with subsidiary studies (recto); The Madonna and Child enthroned with angels (verso). 1459-1463.
    Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white and touches of gold, on rose prepared paper

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1459-1463 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 165 millimetres
    • Width: 172 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Lit.: S. Colvin, 'The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters', I, series 10, London, 1914, nos. 1A and B; R. van Marle, 'The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting', The Hague, 1929, XI, pp. 224-5, fig. 145; A.E. Popham, 'Italian Drawings Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, 1930', London, 1931, p. 8, no. 24, pl. 21; B. Berenson, 'The Drawings of the Florentine Painters', Chicago, 1938, no. 544B; C. de Tolnay, 'History and Technique of Old Master Drawings', New York, 1943, p. 111, no. 45, illustrated; B. Degenhart and A. Schmitt, 'Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen, 1300-1450, Teil I. Süd- und Mittelitalien', Berlin, 1968, II, pp. 470-1, no. 417, pls. 321 a-b; A. Padoa Rizzo, 'Benozzo Gozzoli, Pittore Fiorentino, Florence', 1972, p. 123, fig. 105; M. Wiemers, 'Zur Funktion und Bedeutung eines Antikenzitats auf Benozzo Gozzolis Fresko Der Zug der Könige', "Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte", L, 1987, pp. 456-8, fig. 29; A. Padoa Rizzo, 'La Cappella dei Magi nell'attività di Benozzo Gozzoli', in 'Benozzo Gozzoli. La Cappella dei Magi', Milan, 1993, p. 360, ill. p. 359; D. Cole Ahl, 'Benozzo Gozzoli', New Haven and London, 1996, pp. 105, 107-8, 220, pl. 125 p. 105; F. Ames-Lewis, 'Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy', New Haven and London, 2000, pp. 42 fig. 22, and 47; L. Melli, in exh. cat. Montefalco (Perugia), 'Benozzo Gozzoli allievo a Roma, maestro in Umbria', 2002, pp. 254-5, no. 30, illustrated

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  • Location

    Not on display (Italian Roy XVc)

  • Exhibition history

    1930, London, Royal Academy, 'Exhibition of Italian Art', no. 416.
    1983, Nottingham, University Art Gallery and London, V&A, Drawing in the Italian Renaissance Workshop, no. 21

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2017

  • Acquisition notes

    Credit line: 'Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the British Museum 2017'

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2017,7010.1

Studies for the angels in the Medici Chapel in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence: two kneeling and two standing figures with subsidiary studies (recto); The Madonna and Child enthroned with angels (verso).  1459-1463.<br/>Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white and touches of gold, on rose prepared paper

Studies for the angels in the Medici Chapel in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence: two kneeling and two standing figures with subsidiary studies (recto); The Madonna and Child enthroned with angels (verso). 1459-1463.
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white and touches of gold, on rose prepared paper

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