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A Greyhound in Profile Facing Left

Artist:
Virgil Solis (German, (?) 1514–1562 Nuremberg)
Date:
1549
Medium:
Pen and brown ink over graphite
Dimensions:
sheet: 3 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (9.8 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.497
Not on view
Signature: Recto, lower center, in pen and brown ink, signed (?) with a flourish and dated 1549

Inscription: On recto of old mount lower right, in pen and light brown ink: P.V.; and along lower edge fol: ________ (presumably in the hand of P. Vischer); in pen and brown ink in lower middle, Dessin No. 5 and in lower right corner No. 1664; in graphite at lower right, Josse Amman 1539-1591, the number '5' in both the lower left and right corners, 2001.497 along lower edge, and Jost Amann in the lower right corner of the framing lines. Also very faded on recto C.F.L. Pancoucke.
On verso of old mount in graphite lower left: H (?). 19 Jost Amman d'apres Bartsch né en 1539; in brownish crayon in lower and upper right corners '1889.' Two small boards pasted to verso (written in same hand) in graphite. One lists Collections: Crozat, Jules Dupan. Pierre Wischer. C.L.F. Panckoucke. The second is inscribed in French: [..]ne contradiction entre la date de ce dessin (1549) et celle de la naissance de J.A. avoir fait ce dessin à 10 ans, sane être plus precoce que Luvas de Leyde, etc. [..]ssance peut être aussi fauture. Du rest il existe une estampe sur bois da [...] date de 1550 (Bartsch IX.p. 80.22).

Marking: Old mount, bottom right, in pen and brown ink, collector's mark of Jules Dupan (Lugt 1440): and at top left, collector's mark of Peter Vischer, and with monogram lower right corner below image (Lugt 2115 & 2116)
Pierre Crozat (French, Toulouse 1665–1740 Paris)(?) (according to inscription on mount); Peter Vischer (Basel, 1751–1823); Jean-Marc Du Pan (Geneva, 1785–1838); his Sale, Paris, March 26-28, 1840 (as Anonymous Master); Charles Louis Fleury Panckoucke (French, 1780–1844)(according to the inscription on the mount); sale, Christie's, LondonJuly 10, 2001, lot 149; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 29, 2002–January 26, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700," April 3–September 3, 2012.

Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 37 (entry written by Freyda Spira); p. xiii (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.



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