Drawing, Design for a Fountain with the Labors of Hercules
This is a drawing. It was designed by Vincenzo di Raffaello de' Rossi and attributions: Unknown, Pierino da Vinci and Baccio Bandinelli. It is dated 1562 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is black chalk on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
Its dimensions are
Sheet: 43.3 x 27.8 cm (17 1/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Collector's stamp in black ink, lower right recto: Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Cooper Union in purple (Lugt suppl. 457e) lower center verso. Watermark: Star in diamond in circle (Heawood 3875); similar to Briquet 6097.
It is inscribed
In pen and brown ink at upper right [noted as in two different inks and by two different hands by Rudolf Berliner, 1945]: Baccio 46; in black chalk to left of globe: 22; to left of Hercules right leg: 6; below fountain bowl, right: 8; on base, center: 5; below base center right: 5.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Fountain with the Labors of Hercules; Designed by Vincenzo di Raffaello de' Rossi (Italian, 1527–1587); Italy; black chalk on off-white laid paper; Sheet: 43.3 x 27.8 cm (17 1/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1942-36-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.