f - GIULIO PIPPI, CALLED GIULIO ROMANO ROME 1499? - 1546 MANTUA DESIGN FOR A EWER WITH ACANTHUS LEAVES AND THE HEAD OF A FAUN
bears Richardson's attribution on the recto of his mount: Giulio Romano; and his shelf numbering on the verso: G.13/E.40./27.Z6.24./Za.31./E.70./69.Z.60./E.26.F
pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk
Jonathan Richardson, Senior (L. 2184 and on his mount)
This is a characteristic example of Giulio's designs for tableware. Others are in various collections, including the British Museum and Christ Church College, Oxford. Frederick Hartt believes the drawings were done soon after Giulio's arrival in Mantua in 1524 and before he started work on the Palazzo Te in 1536 (see F. Hartt, Giulio Romano, New Haven 1958, vol. I, pp. 86-88).