Design for an altar

Design for an altar

Design for an altar
Francesco di Simone (1437-1493)
Italy
About 1460-1490
Black chalk, ink and wash on laid paper
Width 28 cm x height 44.5 cm
Museum no. 4903

There are seven known drawings by Simone (including two others in the V&A’s collection) which show him trying out different combinations of tabernacles and altars as if he were trying to work out the most elegant solution.