circle of Rosso Fiorentino (Italian, Florence 1494–1540 Fontainebleau)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
12 7/8 x 8 1/4in. (32.7 x 21cm)
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Not on view
Drawing with studies for a costume of classical Roman armory. In the center, a standing male figure, with his weight resting on the left foot, and his head turned to his right, wears the outfit of a Roman soldier, with an intricately decorated jacket, a helmet, and strap sandals. His right hand points towards the floor, while holding up the right hand, and pointing above with the index finger. Around him are five more heads, each adorned with a variation of the helmet, made up of different sorts of scrolling motifs, and decorated with feathers and beads.
James Jackson Jarves; 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. 93.