Inscribed at upper edge, in pen and brown ink, "[symbol for Venus i.e. Venerdi] 20. d[i] giug[ni] 1567 su la strada maestra: Badia d[i] mons[igno]r[e] Rmo[mo superscript] [Reverendissimo(?)] d[i] nocera"; on verso, in black chalk, "8".
A page from one of Cibo’s sketchbooks, this drawing records, as is often the case with Cibo’s works, the day (20 June 1567), place (“on the strada maestro”) and subject “the abbey of Msgr. Nocera” that it depicts. In addition to other single leaves, the Morgan also holds an intact sketchbook by Cibo, inv. 1969.16.
Durham 1965, no. 2; Bolten 1969, 129, 144
Italian Landscape Drawings from the Collection of János Scholz. Durham, N.C. : The Gallery, Department of Art, Duke Univesity, 1965, no. 2.
Schaefer, Manus, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.