Two designs for the tomb of Pope Paul III by Guglielmo Della Porta

Designs for a well known tomb in St Peter's, but not as large nor splendid as intended.

Details

Medium:
Pen and ink
Dimensions:
18 x 16 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £375)
Acquired in:
1966
Vendor:
David Peel & Company

The monument was intended to be free-standing. 8 life-size recumbent nudes were to encircle the base and a great bronze of Pope to be seen from every side.

Provenance

John Talman.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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