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Sketchbook of monuments

Altarpieces and decorations

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1573 (Approximate)
Place: Germany
Date Created: 1550 - 1575
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 109
Ownership: Bought for Spencer from Harper, Inc., 1954.
Content: Dictionary Catalog. Library dossier.
Content: 1573
Content: 2?, second hand on ff. 55, 56
Content: Although drawings are quite complete, is has been suggested that it is a sketchbook, or (less likely) the book an architect might show to customers choosing a monument.
Content: Many of the drawings are dated 1573.
Content: Paper
Content: Pen drawings of altars, monuments, statues etc. (essentially tomb architecture; most contain human and animal figures.
Content: Pen drawings on almost every page, often showing only the left or right half of a given monument, next to the opposite half of another monument. Text appears as labels or inscriptions on these drawings, or as notes.
Content: Pen drawings.
Physical Description
Extent: F. 9v
Type of Resource
Still image
Photo Order: 49996
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a49e9af0-7397-0130-b920-58d385a7b928
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Item timeline of events

  • 1573: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Monument" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1573. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d3a44050-7397-0130-52df-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Monument" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d3a44050-7397-0130-52df-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1573). Monument Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d3a44050-7397-0130-52df-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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