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Château de Verneuil, two studies of chimney-pieces: the one on the left embellished with acanthus leaf decoration, two Corinthian columns supporting the pediment, two grotesque firedogs in the opening; the chimney-piece on the right flanked by two satyrs draped with fruit and foliage, a third squatting above the opening with dogs and owls on either side, above are two putti blowing horns
Pen and black ink with grey wash; on vellum
- Production date
- 1570 (c)
Height: 515 millimetres
Width: 750 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of eleven drawings (on nine sheets) on the Château de Verneuil drawn by Du Cerceau for this album; see 1972,U.793 for comment on whole series and 1972,U.830 for more detail on Verneuil and the various projects.
This detail of the decoration of the château does not figure in Du Cerceau's 'Excellents Bastiments de France'.
For further comment see Boudon/Mignot, 'Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau', Paris 2010, pp. 106-119.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Printed Books.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number