Italian Drawings III





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Italian Drawings III – From the collection of Giorgio Vasari

Per Bjurström
Publisher Nationalmuseum

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  • Published 2001
  • Isbn 9171006265
  • Type Hardcover
  • 124 pages
  • English

This is the seventh volume in the series Drawings in Swedish Public Collections and the third devoted to Italian drawings.

It is primarily concerned with a collection of 83 drawings from the 15th century emanating, partly or wholly, from the famous collection which was built up by Giorgio Vasari during the decades round about the mid-16th century and which came to Nationalmuseum through Pierre Crozat and Carl Gustaf Tessin. Although a great deal has been published about it, much of this material has given rise to a century of perplexity and dispute. By reason of its beauty and the complexity of its historical role, the collection occupies a position all of its own among the treasures of Nationalmuseum.