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Design after a classical relief of Minerva and the Muses

Design after a classical relief of Minerva and the Muses
(1530s)

Medium
pen and brown ink; laid down
Measurements
12.9 × 47.4 cm (sheet)
Inscription
inscribed in Jonathan Richardson Junior's hand on reverse: M.12.X. / In the Justinian Gallery. Montfancon. Lib. 3 Cap.6. Apollo, Miverva & the Muses. The print given by Montfalcon & w(hi)ch very probably is / coppy'd from that in the Book of the Antiqus in the famous Gallery of Giustiniani is something different from this Drawing, th:(e) figure at ye end on the / Right hand w(hi)ch has here the face in Profile is there a three quarter face, the figures on either side of the Minerva differ from the Print in the position of ye arms & (...illeg.) / The Great Court of the Palace Mattei is full of bas-Relifs Antiques of w(hi)ch this is one, not much bigger than this Dr. / JR.jun (Lugt 2997b: Jonathan Ricahrdson Junior)
Accession Number
3392-4
Department
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1956
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Gallery location
Not on display