Susannah and the Elders before Daniel

Attributed to Pomponio Amalteo (Italian, Molta di Livenza 1505–1588 San Vito al Tagliamento)

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, over a little black chalk, on gray-green paper. The head of the woman with outstretched arm, to the right of Susanna, is a pentimento that has been pasted onto the sheet. Squared in black chalk
15-5/16 x 21-7/8 in. (38.9 x 55.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and blue-green ink at lower left, 134. Annotated on backing in graphite at lower border, Pordenone / vila Ridolfi / vol. I. p. 94. Annotated on backing in graphite at lower right border, Colnaghi's no. / 286442 SFF. Annotated on backing in graphite at center, 5.

    Marking: Collector's mark at lower left corner of Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112).

  • Provenance

    Paul Sandby (British, baptized Nottingham 1731–1809 London); Sir Edward John Poynter (British (born France), Paris 1836–1919 London); Sotheby's, London, April 24–25, 1918, lot 133 as Pordenone; Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London); Earl of Harewood ; Christie's, London, July 6, 1965, lot 133 as Pordenone

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art".

  • References

    Old Master Drawings. Ex. cat., June 5 - 28. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co, London, 1968, cat. no. 8, fig. no. pl. 2.

    Charles E. Cohen "Drawings by Pomponio Amalteo" in Master Drawings. vol. 2, no. 3, New York, 1973, fig. no. pl. 5, p. 249, ill.

    Charles E. Cohen "Two Projects by Pordenone and Pomponio Amalteo." in Pantheon. vol. 31, no. 3, 1973, fig. no. fig. 14, pp. 250-51, ill.

    Charles E. Cohen I Disegni di Pomponio Amalteo. Italy, 1975, fig. no. fig. 25, pp. 38-41, ill.

    Italo Furlan "Pomponio Amalteo Disegnatore." Il Noncello. Italy, 1975, fig. no. fig. 8, p. 9, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 6, fig. no. 6, pp. 21-22, ill.

    William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat.: January 11 - March 27, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, cat. no. 111, fig. no. p. 258, pp. 124-26, ill.

    Caterina Furlan, Paolo Casadio Pomponio Amalteo Pictor Sancti Viti 1505-1588 Ex. cat., Chiesa di San Lorenzo, San Vito al Tagliamento (Sep. 29 - Dec. 17, 2006). Milan, 2006, pp. 30-32, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum