THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM ADDS SIGNIFICANT NEW WORKS TO ITS DRAWINGS AND PRINTED BOOKS COLLECTIONS
A beautifully preserved, large-scale drawing by the Florentine Renaissance artist Jacopo Zucchi (ca. 1540–1596) and a masterwork of English literature, Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, (1591) were recently acquired by the Morgan Library & Museum.
Zucchi’s drawing, The Foundation of Cosmopoli, is the Morgan’s most important purchase of an Italian Renaissance drawing in more than ten years. The copy of Orlando Furioso, an epic chivalric poem originally written in Italian, is one of a few printed on extra-large paper and is of uncommon quality with its forty-six, hand-colored, full-page illustrations in superb condition.