Studies of a Boy and a Girl (recto) Studies of Legs (verso)
Traditionally ascribed to Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome)
Red chalk, highlighted with white chalk, on beige paper (recto); black and red chalk (verso)
sheet: 9 x 12 5/8 in. (22.9 x 32.1 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick and Rogers Funds, 1972
Not on view
Inscription: The verso is annotated by an early hand, at bottom left, in graphite: "151"; "as". The verso of the mount is annotated by a 19th century British hand (scribe, working for the 1st Earl of Ellesmere; numbers and text relate to Bridgewater House catalogue, later published, London, 1898), near center, in pen and black ink: "17. Annibale Carracci. Study of heads + [and] hands: red chalk, heightened / with white. Size 9" x 12" 1/2. From the Collections of the Marquis Legoy. T. / Dims-dale + [and] Sir Thomas Lawrence". The verso of the mount is annotated by an early modern hand, at center, in graphite: "C".
Marking: Stamp, at lower right, Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (Lugt 2710b) (recto) Stamp, at lower right, Marquis de Lagoy (Lugt 1710) (recto) Stamp, at lower left, Thomas Dimsdale (Lugt 2426) (verso) Stamp a secco, at lower right, Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445) (verso)
Jean-Baptiste-Florentin-Gabriel de Meryan, marquis de Lagoy (French, 1764–1829); Thomas Dimsdale; Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (British, London 1800–1857 London); John Sutherland Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland (British, 1915–2000); his sale, Sotheby's, London, July 11, 1972, lot 51, r. and v. repr.
Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna. "Mostra dei Carracci," September 1, 1956–November 25, 1956.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints by the Carracci," April 24, 1973–July 1, 1973.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings Recently Acquired: 1972-1975," October 1, 1975–January 4, 1975.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions 1965-1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.
Sixth Exhibition: One Hundred Original Drawings by Ludovico, Agostino, and Annibal Carracci.. Lawrence Gallery and Messrs. Woodburn's Gallery, London, London, 1836, cat. no. 61.
Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection of Drawings at Bridgewater House. Ellesmere Collection at Bridgewater, London, Bridgewater House, London, 1898, cat. no. 37.
Catalogue of the Exhibition of 17th century Art in Europe. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1938, cat. no. 378.
Old Master Drawings. Exh. cat. Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, England, 1952, cat. no. 14.
P. A. Tomory The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings Exh. cat. Leicester, 1954, cat. no. 55, fig. no. pl. 17, recto, ill.
Drawings by the Carracci and other Masters. Exh. cat. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., 1955, cat. no. 16.
Denys Sutton "The Carracci as Draughtsmen." in Country Life. February 3, 1955, fig. no. p. 316, p. 316, ill.
Ralph Holland, London The Carracci, Drawings and Prints. Exhibition Catalogue: The Hatton Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961, cat. no. 74, fig. no. pl. 19, ill.
Sir Denis Mahon, Maurizio Calvesi Mostra dei Carracci. Disegni. Exh. cat., Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna (Sept. 1 - Nov. 25, 1956). 2nd edition revised and corrected (1st. in 1956). Bologna, 1963, pp. 154-55, np. 229, pl. 108, (as "Scozia, collezione del Conte di Ellesmere in deposito al Leicester Museums and Art Gallery").
Jacob Bean Drawings and Prints by the Carracci. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (April 24-July 1, 1973). New York, 1973, cat. no. 13.
"[Note]." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 31, no. 4, New York, Summer 1973, no pagination.
Extract de la Gazette des Beaux Arts. Extract de la Gazette des Beaux Arts, vol. 1261, Paris, February 1974, cat. no. 1261, fig. no. 382, ill.
Jacob Bean European Drawings Recently Acquired, 1972-1975 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. no. 10, ill.
Jacob Bean in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Drawings. New York, 1975, p. 62, ill.
Jacob Bean Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions, 1965-1975 Explanatory texts accompanying an exhibition: December 6, 1975 through March 23, 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 62., ill.
Gianfranco Malafarina, J. Patrick Cooney L'opera completa di Annibale Carracci. Milan, 1976, cat. no. 7, fig. no. 7, appendix, ill.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 97, fig. no. 97, p. 66, ill.
A Dealer's Record, Agnew's 1967-81. Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., Agnew's, London, 1981, fig. no. p. 162, p. 162, ill.
Realism and Naturalism in the Art of Annibale Carracci. Exh. cat., Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. Allen Memorial Art Museum, April 15-June 1, 1997.
Clare Robertson "Annibale Carracci and Invenzione: Medium and Function in the Early Drawings." Master Drawings. Vol. 35, no. 2, 1997, fig. no. 8, p. 7, ill.
Daniele Benati, Margaret Morgan Grasselli The Drawings of Annibale Carracci. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, Sept. 26, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000. Washington, 1999, p. 80.