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Head of an Old Woman

Artist:
Sebastiano del Piombo (Sebastiano Luciani) (Italian, Venice (?) 1485/86–1547 Rome)
Date:
1485–1547
Medium:
Pen and ink on buff paper
Dimensions:
8 x 6-1/2 in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.56.7
Not on view
Sir Charles Greville (British, 1763–1832); George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick (British, 1818–1893); Christie's, LondonWarwick sale, May 20-21, 1896, no. 272("Head in Profile of an old Woman - pen and ink 6-1/2 in. by 8 in."); Jean Paul Richter (German, Dresden 1847–1937 Lugano, Switzerland)
Bryson Burroughs "Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 7, no. 5, New York, May 1912, p. 99, ill.

George Sidney Hellman "Drawings by Italian Artists in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Print-Collector's Quarterly. vol. 6, New York, April 6, 1916, pp. 164 - 167, ill.

Bernard Berenson The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. 3 vols., amplified edition. Chicago, 1938, cat. no. 2506 E, vol. 2, p. 328.

Regina Shoolman Five Centuries of Drawings Exh. cat., October - November. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 1953, cat. no. 33.

Bernard Berenson, Luisa Vertova I disegni dei pittori fiorentini. 3 vols., Revised and enlarged. Milan, 1961, cat. no. 2506 D, p. 554.



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