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Bust of a Bearded Old Man

Artist:
Urs Graf (Swiss, Solothurn ca. 1485–1529/30 Basel)
Date:
1521
Medium:
Pen and black ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. (14 x 10.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.19
Not on view
Signature: Signed and dated lower right, in pen and black ink: "1521/VG" [in ligature with a dagger in place of the left-hand stroke in the letter V]

Inscription: Verso: upper right, in pen and brown ink "No. 11"; in graphite 27.55, 50, 39, 22x29.

Marking: Lower right, stamp or smear in black ink, perhaps a collector's mark (indecipherbale)
Rudolph Weigel (Leipzig); Edward Habich (German, 1818–1901 Kassel); his sale, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, April 27-29, 1899, lot 320sale April 27-29, 1899 (possibly property of E. Habich); Eugène Rodrigues (Paris 1853–?1928); Thiebault Sisson (Paris); A. Strolin Collection (Lausanne); Private Collection, Switzerland
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700," April 3–September 3, 2012.

Karl Theodore Parker 1992 "Die verstreuten Handzeichnungen Urs Grafs." Anzeiger fur schweizerische Altertumskunde. vol. 23, Zurich, 1921, cat. no. 30, 214.

Walter Lüthi Urs Graf und die Kunst der alten Schweizer. Zurich and Leipzig, 1928, cat. no. 185, fig. no. 76, p. 140, ill.

George R. Goldner, Colta Ives, Carolyn Logan, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1996-1997." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s., vol. 55, no. 2, Autumn 1997, p. 29, ill.

Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 25 (entry written by Freyda Spira); p. x, xiii (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens); p. 66, ill.



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