Study of a Kneeling Youth and of the Head of Another
Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano)
Metalpoint on pale pink-beige prepared paper
8 11/16 x 4 1/2 in. (22 x 11.5 cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Not on view
Inscription: On verso, annotated in pen and brown ink, by two different hands, "Rafaelo"; and on a piece of paper pasted onto the verso, "N° 29° Rafaello".
Marking: On verso, towards lower left corner, collector's stamp in blue ink (apparently pasted onto a separate piece of paper), "J.P.H." (John Postle Heseltine; Lugt 1507).
Count Scipione Conestabile, Italian(according to Heseltine); John Postle Heseltine; Henry Oppenheimer (British (born America), Washington, D.C. 1859–1932 London); his sale, Christie's, London, July 10, 13–14, 1936, lot 135 (as Perugino or Raphael); Philip Hofer (American, Cincinnati, Ohio 1898–1984 Cambridge, Massachusetts); Walter C. Baker (American, 1893–1971), New York; Donor: Walter C. Baker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 8, 1999–May 3, 1999.
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia. "Perugino: Il divin pittore," May 10, 2004–July 18, 2004.
John Postle Heseltine Original Drawings by Old Masters of the Italian School Forming part of the Collection of John Postle Heseltine. London, 1913, no. 37 (as Raphael), ill.
Oskar Fischel Die Zeichnungen der Umbrer Jahrbuch der Koniglich Preuszischen. Berlin, 1917, cat. no. 58, fig. no. 128, p. 122, ill.
Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, p. 16, no. 4, ill.
Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann Drawings from the Clark Art Institute. 2 vols., New Haven, Conn. and London, 1964, cat. no. 8, fig. no. 13, p. 12.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 175, fig. no. 175, pp. 182-83, ill.
Pietro Scarpellini Perugino. Milan, 1984, p. 104, under no. 119.
Joseph Antenucci Becherer Pietro Perugino Master of the Italian Renaissance. Exh. cat. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1997, p. 147, no. 3.
Giovanna Sapori "Collezionismo e mercato dei disegni a Perugia nel Seicento." Il Segno che dipinge. Ed. by Caterina Bon Valsassina, Bologna, 2002, pp. 46-47, fig. 7.
Vittoria Garibaldi, Francesco Federico Mancini Perugino: il divin pittore. Exh. cat., Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia. Milan, 2004, p. 368, no. II.20 (entry by Lisa Venturini).
Furio Rinaldi "A New Cartoon by Timoteo Viti and His Activity as a Draftsman" Master Drawings. Vol. 51, no. 2, 2013, p. 156, note 6.
Artist: Workshop of Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano)Date: late 15th–early 16th centuryMedium: Black chalk; Squared in black chalk; eyes, nose, ears, mouth retouched with pen and brown ink.Accession: 1975.1.394On view in:Not on view
Artist: Circle of Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano)Date: late 15th–early 16th centuryMedium: Tip of the brush and black ink, black wash, traces of black chalk, heightened with white, on dark brown tinted paper.Accession: 1975.1.399On view in:Not on view
Artist: Workshop of Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano)Date: ca. 1504Medium: Metalpoint on pinkish prepared paper; retouched by a later hand in pencil, particularly the figure at the right (recto); black chalk, over dots obtained by the pouncing of a model; partly retouched with brush and brown ink (verso)Accession: 1975.1.393On view in:Not on view
Artist: Copy after Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano)Date: 1495–1510Medium: Metalpoint, reworked with brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, on beige prepared paperAccession: 80.3.197On view in:Not on view