(b. ca. 1524, Douai, d. 1608, Firenze)

Study for the Oceanus Fountain

Ink on paper
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

This is one of the few drawings that have been persuasively assigned to Giambologna. It shows a design of the Oceanus Fountain in the Boboli Gardens, Florence. It features specific sculptures by Giambologna in more or less finished state. The drawing is a design for installation, not for statues as such.