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Design for the tome of Piero de' Medici

Sangallo, Antonio da, the younger (draughtsman)

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Design for the tome of Piero de' Medici


Sangallo, Antonio da, the younger (draughtsman) [ULAN info: 1484-3.VIII.1546; Renaissance Architect, Firenze, Roma, Terni]







Florentine School

Production Notes

Identified by Professor Frommel as an early design for the tomb of Piero de' Medici (1471/2-1503) in the Benedictine abbey of Montec Cassino. Commissioned from Sangallo by Pope Clement VII in 1531.

Technique Description

pen and brown ink, brown wash, with many lines incised with a stylus, on paper


height: 426 mm
width: 153 mm


in or after 1531


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 2000 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

London, Christie's, 8 July 1998, lot 50; with Thomas Williams Fine Art, from whom bought by the Friends

Given in memory of Miss Doreen Lewisohn (1916-2000) with a significant contribution from her friends.


brown ink (medium)
brown wash (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.28-2000 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 35980; Input Date: 2001-11-05 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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