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Attributed to Giovanni Nanni, called Giovanni da Udine (Udine 1487-1564 Rome)
Attributed to Giovanni Nanni, called Giovanni da Udine (Udine 1487-1564 Rome)
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Attributed to Giovanni Nanni, called Giovanni da Udine (Udine 1487-1564 Rome)

Studies of eagles (recto and verso)

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Attributed to Giovanni Nanni, called Giovanni da Udine (Udine 1487-1564 Rome)
Studies of eagles (recto and verso)
with inscription 'Pisanello' and number 'A 121.' (recto)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, watermark 'anchor' (Briquet no. 445, Rome c. 1531-34)
9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (24.7 x 19 cm)
Provenance
with L'Art Ancien, S.A., 1963, Zurich (cat. 1959, no. 8, as Italian School, 16th century).
Literature
B. Degenhart, A. Schmitt, Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450, I.2, Berlin, 1968, pp. 411-12, under cat. 432, figs. 554-55 (as Florentine school, c. 1500).
A.J. Elen, Italian Late-Medieval and Renaissance Drawing-Books from Giovannino de' Grassi to Palma Giovane. A Codicological Approach, Ph.D. diss., Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, 1995, p. 251 (n. 1) (as Italian school, 16th century).

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A double-sided page from a Renaissance model book, this study relates to similar designs by Giovanni da Udine and Girolamo da Carpi, both associates of Raphael in the decoration of the Vatican Loggie. A page from the same book is in Stockholm, Nationalmuseum (NM 391/1863, see P. Bjurström, B. Magnusson, Italian Drawings: Umbria, Rome, Naples, Stockholm, 1998, no. 462, ill., as attributed to Giovanni da Udine).

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