Recto: The Drunkenness of Silenus
Verso: Studies of five ornate plumed helmets and of a crouching figure

Details

  • Title

    Recto: The Drunkenness of Silenus Verso: Studies of five ornate plumed helmets and of a crouching figure

  • Artist/maker

    attributed to Pirro Ligorio (c. 1513 - 1583)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Material and technique

    pen and brown ink with brown wash, heightened with white bodycolour, partially oxidised, over indications in black chalk on brown discoloured paper, the right margin made up
    verso: pen and brown ink with brown wash, on laid paper

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 25.2 x 41.5 cm (irregular) (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Francis Douce, 1834.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1863.653

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Further reading

Vagenheim, Ginette, ‘In the shadow of Polidoro da Caravaggio: Pirro Ligorio as a draftsman’, Loffredo, Fernando, Vagenheim, Ginette, Pirro Ligorio's worlds (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2019), 293, 288

Gere, John A., ‘Some Early Drawings by Pirro Ligorio’, Master Drawings, 9, (1971), 244

Macandrew, Hugh, Ashmolean Museum Oxford: Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, III, Italian Schools: Supplement (Oxford, 1980), 281A

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