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Heads of Two Saints

Artist:
Copy after Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Italian, Città della Pieve, active by 1469–died 1523 Fontignano) ?
Date:
1495–1510
Medium:
Metalpoint, reworked with brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, on beige prepared paper
Dimensions:
7 5/16 x 5 3/4 in. (20.1 x 14.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.197
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated by a late eighteenth-century or nineteenth-century hand, on the support, at top center, in pen and brown ink, "Pietro Perugino/ o sia Pietro Vannucci/ Piom. + 1524".
James Jackson Jarves (American, 1818-1888); Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 197, p. 16.



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