Design for an ornamental border by Pirro Ligorio

Design for an ornamental border.

Details

Medium:
Pen, ink & wash
Dimensions:
47 x 68 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £55,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox

It is possibly a design for a frontpiece for an exceptionally large and sumptuous volume, or is perhaps a design for an ornamental border of a fresco.

Provenance

The Cassiano dal Pozzo/Albani vols, owned by William Stirling Maxwell; Phillips 1990.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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