Exhibition Celebrating Late Renaissance Master Perino del Vaga at Metropolitan Museum
September 27, 2011–February 5, 2012
Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi, 1501-1547), a pupil of Raphael, was a leading innovator of the late Renaissance style known as Mannerism, and one of the most influential Italian artists of the 16th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently acquired a painting and a drawing by the master, and they will both be featured in Perino del Vaga in New York Collections, on view from September 27, 2011, through February 5, 2012. The new acquisitions will be seen alongside some 18 drawings by the artist from the Metropolitan Museum, the Morgan Library & Museum, and private collections, as well as a second painting from a New York private collection.