Italian late-medieval and Renaissance drawing-books from Giovannino de’Grassi to Palma Giovane : a codicological approach
Leiden, [the author], 1995
(24 cm), x, 533 pp., including 41 black & white illustrations. “Stellingen behorende bij het proefschrift” loosely inserted (4 pp.). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - A survey and catalogue of Italian drawing-books from the second half of the 14th to the early 17th century. The catalogue includes 103 entries on drawing-books of widely different type, ranging from intact drawing-books, such as that by Palma Giovane in the Lugt Collection, to single sheets widely scattered; drawing-books of an architectural and archaeological nature are excluded. The third part is a reconstruction of Jacopo Bellini’s two drawing-books in the Louvre and the British Museum (published earlier by the author as an appendix to Colin Eisler, The genius of Jacopo Bellini, New York 1989). ¶ Light shelf wear; otherwise a fine copy.