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Design for a Doorway

Monogrammist HT (German, 16th century)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, German, 16th century (Nuremberg)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Hans Baldung (called Hans Baldung Grien) (German, Schwäbisch Gmünd (?) 1484/85–1545 Strasbourg (Strassburg))
16th century
Pen and black ink with white heightening
7-3/4 x 6 in. (19.8 x 15.1 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of Katrin Bellinger, 1998
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Recto, at lower center, in pen and black ink: HT [or "TH"(?)]
Mount, at lower left, in pen and brown ink: Dessin No 55. de HT [or "TH"(?)] [and at lower right]: P.V.
On detached old mount, verso, in pen and brown ink: ecole Allemande 16me siecle / maitre à monogramme / Dessin d'une porte
Verso, in pen and black ink over black chalk, two studies of babies
Mat, bottom right, in graphite: ANON. GERMAN XVI C. 1998.41.11
Peter Vischer (Basel, 1751–1823); Defer-Dumesnil; Sale Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 10–12, 1900, lot 42 as Hans Baldung Grien; Sale Hôtel Drouot, Paris, November 21, 1997, lot 35 as German School, 16th cent; Donor: Gift of Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 30, 1998–February 8, 1999.

Hôtel Drouot, Paris Defer-Dumesnil Collection Sale cat.: May 10-12 1900. Paris, 1900, cat. no. 42, fig. no. 42, ill.

Hôtel Drouot, Paris Dessins Anciens: Collection de Monsieur J. Petin Sale cat.: November 21. Paris, 1997, cat. no. 35, fig. no. 35, p. 15, ill.

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