Anonymous, Italian or Spanish, late 15th to early 16th century
Giovanni Battista di Jacopo Cennini (Italian, active 1597–1630) (?)
Previously connected to Master f (North Italian, active ca. 1525–40)
Pen and brown ink over stylus ruling
Sheet: 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (17.4 x 12.1 cm)
Ornament & Architecture, Drawings
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Not on view
Design for an interlaced geometric pattern. The overall shape describes a vertical rectangle with triangular notches in its sides. The whole figure is build up out of two overlapping, polygonal figures, their outline marked by thin straps. The overlapping and interlacing straps form three compartments in the center of the figure, and where they meet on the top and bottom of the central vertical axis they form a knot with two small loops.
Mindell Dubansky "A Selection of Bookbindings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Gazette of the Grolier Club. n.s., vol. 46, New York, 1994, cat. no. 46, fig. no. 4, p. 82.
Victor Méndez Pascual "El manuscrito de The Metropolitan Museum of Art de Nueva York. Nuevas aportaciones al estudio de la lacería en la encuadernación mudejar." in Encuadernación de Arte. vol. 13, Madrid, 1999, cat. no. 13, fig. no. 1–27, pp. 26–55, ill.
Artist: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)Date: 1508–10Medium: Pen and brown ink over black chalk, partially incised with a stylus (recto); rubbed with black chalk for transfer (verso)Accession: 1997.153On view in:Not on view
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:Not on view
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)Date: 1510–1513Medium: Black chalk, charcoal, and red chalk, with some traces of white chalk (?); some remains of framing outline in pen and brown ink at upper right (not by Leonardo)Accession: 51.90On view in:Not on view
Artist: Stefano da Verona (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Verona (?) 1374/75–?ca. 1438 Castel Bragher)Date: 1435–38Medium: Pen and brown ink, over traces of charcoal or black chalk (recto); pen and brown ink, brush with touches of brown wash, over traces of charcoal or black chalk (verso)Accession: 1996.364a, bOn view in:Not on view
Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome)Date: ca. 1510–11Medium: Red chalk, with small accents of white chalk on the left shoulder of the figure in the main study (recto); soft black chalk, or less probably charcoal (verso)Accession: 24.197.2On view in:Not on view