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L.32 Eight Drawings

1528 or 1529

Arezzo.

In the inventory of 1532 of Rosso’s possessions that he left when he fled Arezzo in 1529 (see DOC.13) there is listed: “Otto carte de desegni.”  Not otherwise specified, they cannot be identified with any known drawings.  One can assume that they were all drawings done after Rosso fled from Rome in mid-1527.  It might be appropriate to point out that, not counting the eleven pieces of cartoons that are listed in this inventory, forty-one or forty-two other drawings appear in it, of which, if any of the known drawings are related to them, no more than ten at the most have survived.