Gabriele Vendramin's 'disegni divini'

Windows, P. (2014) Gabriele Vendramin's 'disegni divini'. Journal of the History of Collections, 26 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 09546650 (ISSN)

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The drawings collection of the Venetian nobleman Gabriele Vendramin (1484-1552) is the earliest major collection that is documented. Three primary sources, the first dated 1530, make it possible to chart the evolution of the collection over the last two decades of Vendramin's life, to identify important works which it contained, to recognize the high value attached to the drawings and to understand how they were presented and conserved. The most important source, the inventory composed between 1567 and 1569, has not previously been fully scrutinized from the point of view of the drawings. The collection included works attributed to Raphael, Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Mantegna, Parmigianino and Domenico Campagnola. Drawings were not the only objects Vendramin collected, or indeed the main ones. Collecting drawings was still a new activity in the early sixteenth century and evaluating Vendramin's practices and priorities helps to illuminate this formative period. © 2013 The Author.

Item Type: Article
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March 2014Published
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-02 - art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts > Birmingham School of Art
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 17:57
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:50

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