Design for a Medici tomb


  • Title

    Design for a Medici tomb

  • Artist/maker

    Baccio Bandinelli (1493 - 1560)
  • Associated place

    Italy (place of creation)
  • Date

    1535 - 1536
  • Material and technique

    pen and brown ink over and with black chalk, over geometrical indications in blind stylus, the outlines incised for transfer on yellowish discoloured laid paper, highly abraded and laid down on a secondary support

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 50 x 36.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by a Body of Subscribers, 1846.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Heikamp, Detlef, ‘Die Entwurfszeichnungen für die Grabmäler der Mediceer-Päpste Leo X und Clemens VII’, 4, (1966)

Ward, Roger Barry, ‘ Baccio Bandinelli as a draughtsman’, 1982, London, University of London, Courtauld Institute, Phil. Diss, 277

Ward, Roger Barry, Baccio Bandinelli (1493-1560). Drawings from British Collections (Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge 3 May-3 July, 1988), 31

Partridge, Loren, ‘Le tombe dei Papi Leone X e Clemente VII’, Heikamp, Detlef et al., Baccio Bandinelli scultore e maestro (1493 - 1560) (Firenze, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, 9 aprile - 13 luglio 2014, 2014), 174, 609

Frommel, Christoph Luitpold, ‘Disegni sconosciuti di Sangallo per le tombe di Leone X e Clemente VII’, in Architettura alla corte papale nel Rinascimento (Milan, 2003)

Waldman, Louis Alexander, Baccio Bandinelli and art at the Medici court: a corpus of early modern sources (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2004)

Parker, Karl Theodore, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, II, Italian Schools (Oxford, 1956), 81

Macandrew, Hugh, Ashmolean Museum Oxford: Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, III, Italian Schools: Supplement (Oxford, 1980), App.2.81

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