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Drawing, Giovanni de' Medici leading his troops across the river Adda, driving back the Spanish forces

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and association: Luigi Alamanni and subject: Medici Family. It is dated ca. 1583 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and wash, corrected with white, over black chalk on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

10.8 × 14 cm (4 1/4 × 5 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on verso: florini Sanesa pre ../ .. per coper / Luigi ha havuta tre carte de violenti / .. otto carte di malebolge in tutto xi

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Drawing, Giovanni de' Medici leading his troops across the river Adda, driving back the Spanish forces; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink, brush and wash, corrected with white, over black chalk on laid paper; 10.8 × 14 cm (4 1/4 × 5 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2675

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