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The Jacopo Bellini album: a mounted general in armour holding a baton, the cloth of his horse decorated with an eagle and a scroll, accompanied two horsemen, the further holding an eleborate tournament helmet decorated with an eagle and the other a lance, and a page at the front also holding a lance, the rear quarters of the servant's horse continued to the left-hand page of the opening, 1855,0811.52 verso
Leadpoint, some of the lances drawn with the aid of a ruler
Verso: A town square with armoured knights standing by their horses, a gateway surmounted by a clock tower behind, the scene continued from the right-hand page of the opening, 1855,0811.54 recto
Leadpoint, some of the architecture drawn with the aid of a ruler
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Height: 415 millimetres
Width: 336 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1855,0811.1 for a description of the volume.
The drawing on the verso is, like the previous opening, a rare example of Bellini successfully using the double-page spread work to create a unified composition.
Lit.: C. Eisler, 'The Genius of Jacopo Bellini', New York, 1989, pls 116 (recto) and 119 (verso), Appendix B as 54r and v
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-73 Nov-May, BM, The Art of Drawing, no.73
1990 Apr-July, BM, Treasures of P&D
2010 April-July, BM, 'Fra Angelico to Leonardo', no.16 (opening 1855,0811.53 verso / 54 recto)
2011, March-June, Uffizi, Florence, 'Figure, Memorie, Spazio: Disegni da Fra'Angelico a Leonardo', no.16 (same opening)
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- Acquisition notes
- See 1855,0811,a.1.
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