Denijs Calvaert (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1540–1619 Bologna)
mid-16th–early 17th century
Black and white chalk on blue paper
10 5/16 x 9in. (26.2 x 22.9cm)
Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2000
Not on view
Marking: At lower left, the collection marks of Nicholas Lanière (star; L. 2885) and Johathan Richardson jr. ("R" in a circle; L.2170)
Nicholas Lanier (British, baptised London 1588–1666 London); Jonathan Richardson Jr. (British, London 1694–1771 London); John B. Skippe (British, 1742–1812 London); owned by descent by Edward Holland Martin, Esq. (British, 1900–1981); his sale, Christie's, London, November 20–21, 1958, lot 75b as Bartolommeo Cesi (to Douglas); Vendor: Yvonne Tan Bunzl
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 22, 2002–July 14, 2002.
Arthur Ewart Popham The Skippe Collection of Old Master Drawings Christie's London, November 20-21, 1958. 1958, p. 57, no. 75B (as "attributed to Bartolommeo Cesi, A Monk seated holding a pen and a book or tablet").
Artist: Denijs Calvaert (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1540–1619 Bologna)Date: 1574Medium: Pen and brown ink, over black chalk (or charcoal), touches of red chalk, highlighted with white gouache, on blue paper (recto); Pen and brown ink over black chalk, on blue paper (verso)Accession: 2012.136.960On view in:Not on view