Design for a pulpit by Baldassare Peruzzi

Design for an octagonal pulpit.

Details

Medium:
Pen, brown ink & wash Dimensions: 45 x 33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£694 ( Total: £694)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Christie's

Peruzzi was appointed as architect at Siena Cathedral, 1529. Heraldic devices of Siena and the Opera del Duomo are visible in the spandrels. Subjects depicted all occur on pulpit. Bought along with following three drawings.

Provenance

Skippe Collection, Mr Edward Holland-Martin.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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