drawing / album
Buckle and tag of a belt, one of ten designs for parts of belts, from the 'Jewellery Book'; square buckle and band below, arabesque ornaments along the belt-tag Pen and black ink, with grey and black wash
- 1532-1543 (circa)
- Height: 152 millimetres
- Width: 28 millimetres
See also SL,5308.1-179
LITERATURE: Waagen, Treasures, i, p. 203; Reid, pl. 17; His, pl. xxxii, 6; LB, ii, p. 332, no. 21a; Ganz, p. 77, no. 456, repr.; White, p. 564, no. 87; Sutton Place, Renaissance, p. 78, no. 66 1 a
Apparently no belts survive which are comparable in design to these drawings, nor are any of Holbein's sitters depicted wearing any like them; for the most part they are not visible in his painted portraits.
German Roy XVIc
1983 May-Sep, Sutton Place, Guildford, 'Renaissance', no. 661
21 July 1993
Lift. Remove verso debris. Repair skinning etc if necessary. Inlay into one sheet. Mount with individual apertures. Stamp mount.
Edged to back board. Slight skinning on verso.
Lifted by undercutting with a scalpel. Paper debris removed using a poultice of Cellofas B3500 (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with hot water. Pressed. Skinned areas supported with Paper Nao Japanese tissue and Abra starch (wheat starch) adhesive. Inlaid to Purcell inlay paper with strips of Paper Nao Japanese tissue and Cellofas B3500 (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose) adhesive, together with SL 5308 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 70, 87, and two unnumbered designs. Mounted with individual apertures to an overthrow mount.
Transferred from the Dept. of Manuscripts to Prints + Drawings on 20 July 1860. For a history of the contents of Sloane 5308, see SL,5308.1.
Prints & Drawings
- Add.5308.a (Dept. of Manuscripts Mss no.)
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Object reference number: PDO3431
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