Pen and brown ink,

on light brown paper, laid down.

Inscribed (by a 16th century hand)

poppe della galea grossa,

profilo della galea soffi (?)

[partially cut off

by the bottom edge of the sheet],

la sua prora and la sua poppe

beneath each of the galleys depicted.

Further inscribed (by a different hand)

di mano venetiana

at the lower centre.

277 x 401 mm. (10 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)



Rick Scorza,

‘“À me pare, che siano fatte con diligenza”:

Cosimo Bartoli, Giorgio Vasari,

and an Extraordinary Venetian Drawing’,

Master Drawings, Fall 2010, pp.341 ff.