Arabesque Ornament Design

Attributed to Cesare da Sesto (Italian, 1477–1523)


Dimensions

Height x width: 26.4 x 11.8 cm (10 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4238

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink, partially indented

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Graphite on mount below: "Certainly Raffaello / Raffaelle"; pen and brown ink verso of mount "L."; graphite "N2 / 50 / Coll Richardson / Coll [Skene of Skene?] / [...] the Duke of Fife / Sold 1899 / J C Robinson / Raffaelle / 67 / Cesare da Sesto / cf. Pierpont Morgan Library / A23761 AR."

Markings

Collector's mark: initials JCR (Lugt 1433); verso collector's mark Egyptian bird (Lugt 2813a).

Provenance

[Skene of Skene, Duke of Fife, "sold 1899"--per note on verso of mount] John Charles Richardson (1824-1913, Lugt 1433); Robert Ludwig Mond (1867-1938, Lugt 2813a); Joseph F. McCrindle; to Estate of Joseph F. McCrindle; by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Joseph F. McCrindle Collection