Giovanni Battista Franco / Attributed – Various Studies Including a Roman Sarcophagus
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Pen and brown ink and wash on a single sheet of laid paper, recto and verso, float mounted between two sheets of Perspex, encompassed by an off-white mount. Provenance: Peter Ward-Jackson (1916-2015).
Recto: Ornate sarcophagus with the initials DM in cartouches, ornamented with swags of fruit suspended between goat heads and birds, surmounted by a hare and a cornucopia: the tomb flanked by the study of a knee and an architectural motif.
Verso: A frieze of a Roman Triumph trophies and militaria, with a prow of a boat, an anchor, a scimitar, a plumed helmet, and a cuirass.
Sheet: 2 7/8 x 9 in. (7.3 x 23 cm.)
Mount: 9 x 14 1/2 in. (22.8 x 36.9 cm.)
Peter Ward-Jackson (1916-2015) was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a leading authority on furniture, prints and drawings, particularly ornament designs.