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Bust Of an Old Woman in Profile to Right

Artist:
Rosso Fiorentino (Italian, Florence 1494–1540 Fontainebleau)
Date:
1494–1540
Medium:
Black chalk, highlighted with white, on beige paper. Figure roughly silhouetted and background tinted in opaque gray wash
Dimensions:
7 7/8 x 5 5/8in. (20 x 14.3cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.190
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower border of old mount in Richardson's hand, Fra: Bartolomeo di S. Marco [Lugt 2995, 2996]. Annotated in pen and brown ink on verso of mount, Lg 62. / V. 30. / In. 57 / Oo. 67. / s [Lugt 2983, 2984; indications as to locations in the cabinets of Jonathan Richardson, Senior]
Jonathan Richardson Sr. (British, London 1667–1745 London); sale, Christie's, LondonFeb. 17, 1959, part of no. 71(as Fra Bartolomeo?); Seiferheld
Graham Smith "Rosso Fiorentino's Sposalizio in San Lorenzo." in Pantheon. vol. 34, no. 1, January-March, 1976, fig. no. fig. 4, pp. 26, 28, 29.

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. 227, fig. no. 227, p. 228, ill.



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