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Design for a grille (possibly for the Cappella del Tesoro in the Cathedral at Naples)
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Design for a grille (possibly for the Cappella del Tesoro in the Cathedral at Naples)

Cosimo Fanzago (1591-1678)

Stylus (preliminary indentations), graphite, chalk (black) (preliminary drawing), pen and ink (brown) on paper (pale buff)

Height: 28.8 cm; Width: 16.1 cm;

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Blunt, Anthony (Professor) & NACF; bequest & grant aid; 1984
D.1984.AB.109

About this work
This design has been discussed as an early study for the bronze and brass grille of the Cappella del Tesoro in the Cathedral of Naples, executed by the architect and sculptor Cosimo Fanzago between 1625 and 1650. Considerable differences between the drawing and the grille, however, suggest that it was preparatory for another wrought-iron gate, such as the one for the chapel of Monterrey in Salamanca, now lost. (Permanent collection label)



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