Mythological subjects, 1535. Image source: British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings.

Two philosophers and a St. Sebastian in front of the Colosseum, 1535. Image source. British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings.


Mythological subjects, 1535. Image source: British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings.

Many of the busy mythological drawings in this sketchbook are of subjects taken from Antique sculpture, and probably inspired by works of art Amico Aspertini, the artist, sees in Rome before the sketchbook is completed in 1535. Aspertini was a muralist and an 'eccentric' church painter.

The sketchbook is bound in a vellum envelope with a flap, containing 48 numbered leaves with sketches on the right and left pages, and inside covers.

Pen and brown ink, and/or black chalk, with brown wash, heightened with white, on vellum.

Artist: Amico Aspertini.

 
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