Giorgio Vasari (Italian, Arezzo 1511–1574 Florence)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over a little black chalk
12-5/8 x 8-3/8 in. (32 x 21.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1963
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed by Giorgio Vasari in pen and brown ink at lower center, 'DEFENDIT SE CORAM REGE ET PRESIDE ROM.'
Professor John Isaacs (London); Sotheby's, London(sale, March 12, 1963, no. 103)
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. "The Age of Vasari," February 22, 1970–March 31, 1970.
Binghamton University Art Museum, State University of New York at Binghamton. "The Age of Vasari," April 12, 1970–May 10, 1970.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 6, 1995–April 16, 1995.
Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany. "Zeichnungen aus der Toskana: Das Zeitalter Michelangelos," September 29, 1997–November 23, 1997.
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. "Giorgio Vasari and Court Culture in Late Renaissance Florence," September 15, 2012–December 9, 2012.
Maurice Poirier The Age of Vasari, essay on the Role of the Concept of Disegno in Mid-Sixteenth Century Florence Exh. cat., University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Binghamton. Binghamton, New York, 1970, p. 84, no. D38.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp. 258-59, no. 263, repr.
Catherine Monbeig Goguel "Chronique vasarienne" Revue de l'Art. no. 56, 1982, pp. 71 - 75, 80, note 57, fig. 12.
Alexander Perrig, Ernst-Gerhard Güse Zeichnungen aus der Toskana: Das Zeitalter Michelangelos Exh. cat. Saarland, Museum Saarbrücken. Munich and New York, 1997, p. 273, no. 101 (entry by Florian Härb).
Margaret Kuntz "Borghini and Giorgio Vasari: Two Drawings for the Cappella Paolina" The Burlington Magazine. vol. 141, no. 1159, (October 1999), pp. 593-95, 597, fig. 5.
Sally J. Cornelison "Giorgio Vasari & Court Culture in Late Renaissance Italy: Themes and Further Observations" Register of the Spencer Museum of Art. vol. 8, no. 3 part 1, 2011, pp. 94 n. 2, 130, fig. 4.1.
Florian Härb The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574). Rome, 2015, pp. 614-15, no. 422.