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A decorative panel with grotesques, male and female nudes and mythical creatures
Pen and brown ink, grey wash, over some black chalk
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Height: 404 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Copied from one of the now much damaged fresco by Raphael and his school in the window embrasure of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Palace. These decorations were copied in engravings by Étienne Baudet (1638-1711), and the present drawing is possibly after the title-page of his series of prints, omitting the central scene, rather than the fresco itself. See Peter Fuhring and Femke Speelberg, 'Verscheijde Constige Vindingen: de collectie ornamentprenten van Nanne Ottema', 2009, cat.27, where Baudet's print is reproduced.
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
The mount bears the collector's stamp of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The frame in which this drawing arrived at the British Museum bore the label of "Kenworthy [& Bailey]", printsellers, dealers in modern pictures and watercolour drawings, carvers and framers, 39 Cherry Street, Birmingham (Victorian label, date torn). The firm was established in 1825.
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