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Circumcision in the Temple

Artist:
Attributed to Hans Speckaert (Netherlandish, Brussels ca. 1540–1577 Rome)
Date:
before 1577
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, traces of black chalk, heightened with white
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (27.6 x 26 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Douglas Hewitt Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
19.76.19
Not on view
Inscription: Lower left, in pen and brown ink: Pomerancio
Verso, center, in graphite: Pomerancio
Verso, lower right, in graphite: 19.76.19

Marking: Bottom, center: MMA stamp
Verso, lower right: MMA stamp
Possibly acquired by Thomas Herbert, eighth earl of Pembroke (British, 1656–1733, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Henry Herbert, tenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1734–1794, Wilton House, Wiltshire), by 1882 (was in Pembroke volume XU.2, dated 24 Nov. 1772); by descent to Reginald Herbert, fifteenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1880–1960, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Pembroke sale Sotheby's, London, July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, no. 374 (as Niccolo Circignano); Vendor: Robert Langton Douglas (British, London 1864–1951)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 6, 1996–July 28, 1996.

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