Attributed to Benvenuto Cellini

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Attributed to Benvenuto Cellini
Designs for jewelry, cups, vases, placques, pediments and other decoration or ornaments
after 1604
Pen and brown ink on paper, mounted on cardboard.
various dimensions

Watermark: Fragments of a circle on leaves II, III, and XII. Watermark, beta radiograph.
The drawings are based on various sources, including Etienne Delaune.
Housed in a box as a two-volume set; vol. 2 consists of photoraphs of the drawings in vol. 1.

Private collection, Rome; from whom purchased in 1908 by Dr. George Charles Williamson (1858-1942), London (no mark; see Lugt 2578); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Associated names: 

Raffaello, da Montelupo, 1504-1566, Formerly attributed to.
Delaune, Etienne, 1518?-1583, Formerly attributed to.
Williamson, George Charles, 1858-1942, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.


Selected references: Irvins 1918, 40 (as Cellini); Kris 1932, 27 (as attributed to Cellini); Hayward 1976, 23 (as Italian, mid-16th c.); Whiteley 1996, 1, 28, note 4 (as attributed to Raffaello da Montefeltro [sic]).

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