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Sketches of Seven Brackets, Two Vases, Two Capitals, a Lectern, Mascaron, Standi

Accession Number
1959/2.40

Title
Sketches of Seven Brackets, Two Vases, Two Capitals, a Lectern, Mascaron, Standi

Artist(s)
Italian

Object Creation Date
1575-1625

Medium & Support
graphite, pen and bistre ink

Dimensions
7 1/4 in. x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.4 cm x 12.4 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Gallery Rotation Spring 2013
Anonymous
Italy, late 16th–early 17th century
Sketches of seven brackets, two vases, two capitals, a lectern, mascaron, standing figure and a putto (recto)
1575–1625
Graphite, pen and bistre ink
Museum purchase, 1959/2.40
The various forms sketched on this sheet underscore the often organic qualities of ornament found on objects and architecture. The vegetal forms and rounded volutes brought together in the two Corinthian capitals to the upper left and those found in the curvilinear forms of the brackets in the lower half of the page would have both complemented and stood in opposition to the rigid geometry and solid design of the architecture they decorated. The artist may have intended to suggest a parallel between the form of the bracket near the center of the page and the bent and contorted human figure depicted to its right.

Subject matter
This sheet contains a variety of quick designs for a variety of decorative objects: brackets and consoles, vases, capital, furniture. There is an interconnectedness in the designs based on tight scrolling features (brackets, handles, volutes in the capital) and how that is applied to different materials and functions.

Physical Description
Designs for bases, pitchers, capitals, lecturns, and wall brackets are scattered across the sheet. Most are quickly sketched and elaborate on the theme of scrolling designs.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
study

Rights
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Keywords
Vessels
capital
study

2 Related Resources

Early Modern Interior Design
(Part of: Early Modern European Architecture and Interior Design)

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