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Alexander Cutting the Gordian Knot, Study for a Fresco in the Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

Artist:
Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)
Date:
1501–47
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash highlighted with white, squared in black chalk
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 4 7/16in. (19 x 11.2cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.413
Not on view
Private collection, France; John Morton Morris
Morgan Library & Museum, New York. "Drawings by Raphael and His Circle from British and North American Collections," January 1, 1987–December 31, 1988.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings, Prints and Photographs: A Selection," February 20, 1990–May 27, 1990.

Palazzo Te, Mantua. "Perino del Vaga: tra Raffaello e Michelangelo," March 17, 2001–June 10, 2001.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. "From Raphael to the Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome," May 29, 2009–September 6, 2009.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Perino del Vaga in New York Collections," September 27, 2011–February 5, 2012.

Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1984 - June 30, 1985. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 115, New York, 1985, p. 26.

Jacob Bean, Helen Bobritzky Mules, Gary Tinterow, Lawrence Turčić Notable Acquisitions, 1984-1985: Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, pp. 28-29, repr. (entry by Lawrence Turcic).

John Gere Drawings by Raphael and his Circle, from British and North American Collections. Exh. cat. Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1987, no. 79.

Vittoria Romani Tibaldi "d'intorno" a Perino. Padua, 1990, p. 13.

Linda Wolk-Simon "Fame, Paragone, and the Cartoon: The Case of Perino del Vaga." Master Drawings. vol. 30, no. 1, 1992, p. 63, fig. 9.

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. 74, 208, no. 66.

Elena Parma Perino del Vaga: tra Raffaello e Michelangelo. Exh. cat., Mantua, Palazzo Te (March 18 - June 10, 2001). Milan, 2001, pp. 324-25, no. 187 (entry by Linda Wolk-Simon).

David Franklin From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome. Exh. cat., The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Ottawa, 2009, pp. 208-209, no. 50 (entry by Linda Wolk-Simon).



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