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Six Studies of Animal Heads and of a Cartouche

Artist:
Pellegrino Tibaldi (Italian, Puria di Valsolda 1527–1596 Milan)
Artist:
Previously attributed to Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)
Date:
1527–96
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, with head in upper left corner drawn in red chalk
Dimensions:
8 × 5 3/16 in. (20.3 × 13.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.247
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in graphite on verso of mount, Pierino del Vaga/ from the Coll. of Sir T. Lawrence/Designs for decoration of armour.

Marking: In the lower left of the recto is the mark of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) (Lugt 2445) stamped blind. Also in the lower left recto is the manuscript mark of Sir J.C. Robinson (1824-1913) (Lugt 1433). On the verso (on sheet to which the drawing is pasted) is the mark of Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (1867-1938) (Lugt 2813a).
Antonio Tronsarelli (Italian, Gallese, Viterbo, ca. 1525–1601 Rome)(Tronsarelli's inventory of 1601, under A104 as "; Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Sir John Charles Robinson (British, 1824–1913); Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (British, 1867–1938 London)
Palazzo Te, Mantua. "Perino del Vaga: tra Raffaello e Michelangelo," March 17, 2001–June 10, 2001.

Tancred Borenius, Rudolf Wittkower Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by Sir Robert Mond.... London, 1937, p. 64, no. 260, pl. 27b (as "Perino del Vaga, attributed to; Designs for Decoration, Lions' Heads, etc...It has been suggested [see note at back] that this is a design for the decoration of armour.").

Bernice F. Davidson Mostra di disegni di Perino del Vaga e la sua cerchia Exh. cat. Florence, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi. Florence, 1966, p. 67, under no. 70 (as Perino del Vaga).

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. 178-79, no. 172 (as Perino del Vaga).

William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 11 - March 27, 1994). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, pp. 13-14, 150, no. 12 (as Pellegrino Tibaldi).

Matteo Lanfranconi "Antonio Tronsarelli: A Roman Collector of the Late Sixteenth Century." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 140, No. 1145 (Aug., 1998), 1998, pp. 543, 549, fig. 40, no. A.104 (listed in Tronsarelli's 1601 inventory as "una carta reportata con teste mostruose, et da reverso alcune figurine di penna Pierino").

Elena Parma Perino del Vaga: tra Raffaello e Michelangelo. Exh. cat., Mantua, Palazzo Te (March 18 - June 10, 2001). Milan, 2001, pp. 73, 207, no. 98 (text by Catherine Goguel and Elena Parma Armani, as Perino del Vaga).



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