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

Study for the Oceanus Fountain

1570s
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.