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A Small Town on the Crest of a Slope

Artist:
Fra Bartolomeo (Bartolomeo di Paolo del Fattorino) (Italian, Florence 1473–1517 Florence)
Date:
1504–1507
Medium:
Pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
11 x 8-9/16 in. (27.9 x 21.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.165
Not on view
Fra Paolino da Pistoia (Italian, Pistoia 1490?–1547 Pistoia); Suor Plautilla Nelli; Convent of Saint Catherine, Florence; Cavaliere Francesco Maria Niccolò Gabburri (Florence 1676–1742); William Kent (British, Bridlington, Yorkshire ca. 1685–1748 London); Private Collection, Ireland; Sotheby's, London, sale Nov. 20, 1957, no. 7
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections I: The Italian Renaissance," November 8, 1965–January 9, 1966.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 16, 1983–April 17, 1983.

"Fra Bartolomeo Landscapes." Burlington Magazine. vol. 99, London, November, 1957, p. 9 (as "View of a Small Town").

Wynne R.H. Jeudwine "Fine Works on the Market: An Album of Landscape Drawings by Fra Bartolomeo." Apollo Magazine. vol. 66, November, 1957, pp. 132,133, 135.

C. Gronau Property of a Gentleman [Sale cata., London, November 20, 1957]. Sotheby's, London, London, 1957, pp. 2-5, pl. 14 (preface by C. Gronau; Drawing described as "A small town on the crest of a slope, awalled castle on a steep hill to the right"), ill.

John Fleming "Mr. Kent, Art Dealer and the Fra Bartolomeo Drawings." Connoisseur. vol. 141, Connoisseur, New York, June, 1958, vol. 141, p. 227.

Peter Arms Wick "Some Recent Accessions." The Boston Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. 56, Autumn. Boston, 1958, pp. 107-108, no. 305, ill.

Ruth Wedgwood Kennedy "A Landscape Drawing by Fra Bartolomeo." in Smith College Museum of Art Bulletin. no. 38, 1959, pp. 1-12, no. 39.

Bernard Berenson, Luisa Vertova I disegni dei pittori fiorentini. 3 vols., Revised and enlarged. Milan, 1961, cat. no. 433 F (vol. II).

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. I: The Italian Renaissance. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1965, p. 33, no. 31, ill.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp. 38-39, no. 25, ill.

Chris Fischer "Fra Bartolommeo's Landscape Drawings." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. Vol. 33, nos. 2-3, 1989, pp. 307-9, 337 (n. 31) fig. 11.

Larry J. Feinberg "Fra Bartolommeo's Nativity: A Rediscovered High Renaissance Masterpiece" Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies. vol. 32, no. 2, 2006, p. 41, fig. 15.

Albert J. Elen, Chris Fischer Fra Bartolommeo: The Divine Renaissance (Exh. cat. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen). Rotterdam, 2016, pp. 106-107, 215, no. 5.16.



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