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Title:: Processional Frieze Year::
Artist: Franco, Giovanni Battista After:  
Medium: brown ink Provenance:
Period: Italian 16th Century School/Style: Venetian
Catalogs: Height(mm):
Price: $3,500.00
Description: One of a group of similar drawings scholarly opinion of whose authorship has changed over the years but presently generally attributed to Battista Franco. The sheet shows a frieze-like assembly of many standing figures in robes or Roman military dress, many looking at a single bearded figure in oddly different costume. The drawing is probably after the antique and though an old attribution to Polidoro is inked at the lower left, the work seems categorically different from his friezes. At the lower right, in a different hand, is an illegible number or inscription, probably the identifying mark of a collector. The drawing is in pen and brown ink on laid paper. Framed.