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The Abduction of Ganymede

Artist:
Giorgio Vasari (Italian, Arezzo 1511–1574 Florence)
Date:
1511–74
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, over black chalk on blue paper. Squared in black chalk
Dimensions:
9-1/8 x 7-1/16 in. (23.1 x 18 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.31
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower right, 'Vasari.'

Marking: Collector's stamps: Jan Pietersz Zoomer (Lugt 1511); William Mayor (Lugt 2799); and unidentified collectors mark with a capital "C" (Lugt 474) formerly identified with Pierre Crozat (1661-1740).
Jan Pietersz Zoomer (Dutch, Amsterdam 1641–1724 Amsterdam); William Mayor (British, died 1874 London); Arthur Ewart Popham (British, Plymouth 1889–1970 Islington); Tristram and Sophie Popham(by inheritance from Arthur E. Popham); Sotheby's, London(sale, November 18, 1982, no. 22)
Yale University Art Gallery. "Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court," April 14, 1994–May 15, 1994.

Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat.: February 16 - April 17. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1983, n.p.

Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 113, New York, 1983, p. 24.

Jacob Bean, Helen Bobritzky Mules Notable Acquisitions, 1982-1983: Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1983, p. 47 (entry by Jacob Bean).

Alessandro Cecchi "Disegni inediti o poco noti di Giorgio Vasari." Kunst des Cinquecento in der Toskana. Ed. by Monika Cämmerer, Florence and Munich, 1992, p. 244, 246, fig. 7.

William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 11 - March 27, 1994). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, pp. 33-34, no. 28.

Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court. Exh. cat. Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, 1994, p. 35, no. 33.

Florian Härb "A New Drawing by Giorgio Vasari." Master Drawings. Vol. 33, No. 1, 1995, p. 51, fig. 4.

Florian Härb The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574). Rome, 2015, p. 383, no. 233, repr.



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