Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulic or Meldolla) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) (?) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)
sheet: 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (14.6 x 9.9 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Not on view
Schiavone learned to etch by studying the prints of Parmigianino, the first Italian artist to realize the medium's potential for approximating the spontaneity of drawing. Even more experimental and loose in his approach than his mentor, Schiavone created a number of lively depictions of mythological scenes. Here, the seeming swiftness of his line conveys Daphne's transformation where her fingers turn into branches and her toes root into the ground beside her father, the river god Peneus.
John Edward Rudge, Esq. (British, 1792–1861); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
Richardson 1980, no.125
Francis L. Richardson Andrea Schiavone. Oxford, 1980.
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)Date: 1480–85Medium: Silverpoint, partly reworked by the artist with pen and dark brown ink on pink prepared paper; lines ruled with metalpoint (recto); pen and brown ink (verso)
Accession: 17.142.1On view in:The Met Floor 3