Design for a Chimneypiece with a Personification of Virtue
Anonymous, German, 17th century
Pen and grey and black ink, brush and watercolor
sheet: 12 3/16 x 7 5/8 in. (31 x 19.3 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2011
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right, an inscription in black chalk (seventeenth-century handwriting); at upper center, dated "MDCXVI" in pen and grey ink, by the artist; at center, inscribed "VIRTVS" in pen and grey ink and yellowish wash, by the artist; several inscriptions regarding the measurements and materials to be used in the chimneypiece in pen and grey ink, by the artist. Verso: at upper right, inscribed "142" in black chalk (20th-century handwriting).