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The Sorcerer Atlante Abducting Pinabello's Lady (Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, canto II, 38)

Artist:
Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1635–38
Medium:
Pen and brown ink; black chalk on verso
Dimensions:
7 5/8 x 4 7/16 in. (19.3 x 11.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.224
Not on view
Claus Virch was responsible for the identification of the relevant scene from Ariosto's Orlando furioso. On occasion the subject has been mistakenly called Roger Carried Away from Bradamante on the Hippogriff.
Verso: Study of a seated figure in antique dress

Inscription: In pen and brown ink in lower left corner, partly on a restored fragment, "pusinu [?]"; in another hand in lower right corner, "146".
Hans M. Calmann; Mrs. Helene Seiferheld (New York); Donor: Walter C. Baker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Master Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings and Prints from the Museum's Collections," May 18, 1982–August 22, 1982.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum," February 2, 1996–April 25, 1996.

Bean and Turcic 1986.253, Rosenberg and Prat 1994.117
Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 40, p. 31.

Walter Friedlaender, Sir Anthony Blunt The Drawings of Nicolas Poussin. Catalogue Raisonné. Part Five. Drawings after the Antique. Miscellaneous Drawings. Addenda. 5 vols., London, 1974, cat. no. 428, fig. no. 309, p. 99, ill.

Sir Anthony Blunt The Drawings of Poussin. New Haven and London, 1979, fig. no. 39, p. 46.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 253, pp. 223-4, ill.

Sir Anthony Blunt The Drawings of Poussin. French edition. Poitiers, 1988, note 13, fig. no. 39, 97, pp. 54-55.

Pierre Rosenberg "A loan exhibition of drawings by Nicolas Poussin at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1991." The Burlington Magazine. March 1991, fig. no. 81, p. 212.

James Thompson "Nicolas Poussin." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Winter 1992-1993, fig. no. 18, pp. 23, 24, ill.

Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò "A Double-Sided Sheet by Poussin." Master Drawings. New York, 1994, pp. 161-162, not.

Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols., Milan, 1994, cat. no. 117, vol. 1, pp. 218-219, ill.



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