Saint Jerome (recto); Soldier with a Spear (verso)

Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, Venice 1460/66?–1525/26 Venice)

Brush with black ink and gray wash, over traces of black chalk or charcoal, highlighted with white gouache on blue paper (recto); black chalk, highlighted with white gouache, with some brush and gray wash (verso)
6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (17.2 x 10.5 cm); maximum; irregularly cut
Credit Line:
Purchase, Harry G. Sperling Fund, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and Fletcher and Rogers Funds, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.14a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: On verso, annotated by the hand usually identified with the "Borghese-Sagredo" album (Zaccaria Sagredo?) in pen and brown ink, at right center, "S.V. nº: 13" and at bottom corner, "Carpaccio".

    Marking: No watermark.

  • Provenance

    Borghese-Sagredo Album ; Zaccaria Sagredo (Venice, 1653–1729); Private Collection, Lyon ; Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 5, 1998–September 14, 1998.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," June 27, 2000–September 10, 2000.

  • References

    Pietro Scarpa "Disegni Sconosciuti di Vettor Carpaccio." in Interpretazioni Veneziani, Studi di Storia dell'Arte in Onore di Michelangelo Muraro. Ed. by David Rosand, 1984, fig. no. 1 and 2, pp. 133-135, ill.

    Konrad Oberhuber, Pietro Scarpa Drawings Defined. Edited by Walter L. Strauss, Edited by Tracie Felker, New York, 1987, fig. no. 7, p. 390, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Colta Ives, Carolyn Logan, Nadine Orenstein, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, a selection: 1997-1998." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 56, no. 2, New York, Autumn 1998, (entry by Carmen C. Bambach), p. 18, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum