Design for Panels (Textile?) Decorated with Moresque and Knotwork Ornament
Close to Master f (North Italian, active ca. 1525–40)
Pen and brown ink, over traces of leadpoint
11-5/16 x 7-5/8 in. (28.7 x 19.3 cm) irregular borders
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952
Not on view
Inscription: numbered 69 at top right in pen and brown ink.
Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (Italian, Turin 1854–1931 Turin); Vendor: János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016.
Janet S. Byrne, Patterns by Master f (vol. 14, MMA Journal 1979)
János Scholz Italian Master Drawings 1350-1800 from the Janos Scholz Collection. New York, 1976, p. ix (discussing generally the group of 312 drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that includes the present drawing, all as emanating from the Royal House of Savoy and as having been sold to Scholz about 1952 by a dealer.).
Janet S. Byrne "Patterns by Master f." in The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, New York, 1979, fig. no. 1, pp. 102-103.
Piera Giovanna Tordella Il collezionismo dei disegni a Torino e in Piemonte da Emanuele Filiberto all'età napoleonica. "...quei leggierissimi tocchi di penna o matita..." Le prime collezioni di disegni in Piemonte. Ed. by Gianni Carlo Sciolla, Milan and Regione Piemonte, 1996, pp. 25-26 and note 66 (quoting Scholz's recollection and noting the Turinese provenance of some drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.).