Design for a Pendentive: Youthful Musicians with Stringed Instruments

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

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, over red chalk, on blue paper
2-5/16 x 2-13/16 in. (5.8 x 7.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1977
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper right corner of old mount, 10.

  • Provenance

    Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); William Gibson (British, ca. 1644–1703), London; Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); Sir Marcus Worsley (British)

  • Exhibition History

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

  • References

    Jacob Bean "Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1977 - June 30, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 108, New York, 1978, p. 37.

    Terence Mullaly "Italian Sixteenth-Century Drawings in Edinburgh." Burlington Magazine. vol. 61, London, October, 1969, p. 631.

    The Merchants' Hall Italian 16th-Century Drawings from British Private Collections Edinburgh Festival. August 23 - September 13, 1969. The Merchants' Hall, Edinburgh, 1969, cat. no. no. 68 (10).

    Charles E. Cohen "Drawings by Pomponio Amalteo" in Master Drawings. vol. 2, no. 3, New York, 1973, fig. no. fig. 12, pp. 256-57, ill.

    Charles E. Cohen I Disegni di Pomponio Amalteo. Italy, 1975, fig. no. fig. 42, pp. 64-69, 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. 7, fig. no. 7, pp. 22-23, ill.

    James Byam Shaw "Review of an exhibition of 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Master Drawings. vol. 21, no. 4, New York, Winter 1983-1984.

  • See also
    In the Museum