Saint Antoninus Kneeling before the Crucifix in Or San Michele, Florence

Bernardino Poccetti (Italian, San Marino di Valdelsa 1548–1612 Florence)

Charcoal and pale brown wash on beige paper. Partially squared off in red chalk
6-7/8 x 10-15/16 in. (17.4 x 27.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of John Steiner, 1974
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower left: 56 G [?]; no. 8 [?] Pocetti. Graphite annotation on reverse of old mount: Bernardino Barbatelli called Poccetti/born at Florence 1542-D. 1612/The Diversity of his tallents procured him various appellations/such as Bernardino delle Grotte -dalla Faciati - dalle Muse etc./ Florence is full of his Works - C.M. [sic]

  • Provenance

    Unidentified Collector (Italian, Florence, 17th century); John Clerk, Lord Eldin (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1757–1832 Edinburgh); Thomas Winstanley, Liverpooland Sons, Edinburgh, 03/14-29/1833, part no. 333; Sir Archibald Campbell, 2nd Baronet of Succoth (British, 1769–1846); Sir George Ilay Campbell, 6th Baronet of Succoth (British, 1894–1967), Baronet; Christie's, London, 26 March, 1974, no.65, pl.27; John Steiner (American, 1903–1983)

  • References

    James Byam Shaw Drawings by Old Masters at Christ Church, Oxford. Ex. cat. Oxford, England, 1976, pp. 11-12.

    Jacob Bean European Drawings Recently Acquired, 1972-1975 Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975-1976.

    Walter Vitzthum Die Handzeichnungen des Bernardino Poccetti [Ph.D. dissertation]. PhD diss., 1955 p. 80.

    Christel Thiem Florentiner Zeichner des Frühbarock. Munich, 1977, fig. no. pl. 9.

    Il disegno fiorentino del seicento nella Marucelliana. Ex. cat., November - December. Florence, 1978, cat. no. 40.

    Paul C. Hamilton Disegni di Bernardino Poccetti. Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi. Florence, 1980, cat. no. 62, 63, 112.

    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. 180, fig. no. 180, pp. 187-88, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum