Oskar Wulff: Die byzantinische Kunst von der ersten Blüte bis zu ihrem Ausklang (Bd. 2, 1918)

Illustrated book with 8 drawings.

– Pencil drawing on the reverse of plate XXI.

– Drawing on p. 395 (ballpoint pen): female nude on a round architectural pedestal, inspired by central structure ground plans fig. 341 f. (ballpoint pen).

– Pencil sketch on p. 409: copy after the right-hand section of fig. 354 ‘Brüstungsplatten aus S. Apollinare Nuova (Ravenna)’.

– Notes as marginalia on pp. 418 and 419 (black ballpoint pen), lines and circles.

– Notes as marginalia on p. 423 (pencil).

– Pencil drawing to plate XXIV: copy of the Mary in fig. 2 ‘Maria als Himmelskönigin mit Engeltrabanten, Wandmosaiken in San Apollinare Nuovo (Ravenna)’.

– Sketch on p. 440 (black ballpoint pen): copy from fig. 374 ‘Das Opfer Abels, Melchisedeks und Abrahams, Wandmosaik in S. Apollinare in Classe (Ravenna).

– Drawing on p. 441 (black ballpoint pen): head, also sketches.

– Drawing on p. 443 (black ballpoint pen): head.

– Notes on p. 449: circles and dots (pencil).

– Pencil drawing on p. 608: copy after fig. 519 ‘Der hl. Demetrios, Marmorikone in Venedig (S. Marco)’.

– Notes on last page (pencil).

The book is held in the library of the Kunsthaus Zürich with the reference code P 231:10

To arrange a viewing, contact bibliothek@kunsthaus.ch; prior appointment required

Pencil and ballpoint pen on paper
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 1998
Object number
GS 191
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Zürich, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Zürich
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler:in), Paris