Disegni de le ruine di Roma.

Record ID: 
160751
Accession number: 
MS M.1106
Title: 
Disegni de le ruine di Roma.
Created: 
Rome, Italy, ca. 1574-1575.
Binding: 
16th-century brown morocco, richly tooled and painted, suggested by Wittkower to be French, earlier than the manuscript, ca. 1550; Ashby said French, perhaps Grolier, probably made for another manuscript; the binding has also been attributed to English execution of the early 1600s.
Credit: 
Gift of the Giannalisa Feltrinelli Foundation, Ltd., in memory of the late Giannalisa Feltrinelli, 1997.
Description: 
39 leaves, bound : vellum, ill. ; 250 x 200 mm
Provenance: 
Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753) of Narford, Norfolk; Fountaine sale (London, Sotheby's, 11 June 1902, lot 738) to Pickering and Chatto; W.H. Corfield (bookplate on front pastedown); his sale (London, Sotheby's, 21 November 1904, lot 389) to C.W. Dyson Perrins (bookplate on front pastedown); his estate sale (London, Sotheby's, 29 November 1960, lot 149; Giannalisa Feltrinelli (Giannalisa Feltrinelli Collection, MS F.166); Giannalisa Feltrinelli Foundation, Ltd., 1978; deposited in the Library in 1979; gift of the Giannalisa Feltrinelli Foundation, Ltd., in memory of the late Giannalisa Feltrinelli, in 1997.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illustrated in Rome, Italy, 1574-1575.
Decoration: 46 pen-and-ink drawings, each in an elaborate frame.
Artist: attributed in the past to Étienne Dupérac; now assigned to an anonymous Roman artist.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
Italian
Century: 
Classification: