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Music-Making Angels

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Date:
1521
Medium:
Pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
6 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (16.9 x 22.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William H. Osborn, 1961
Accession Number:
61.257
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Recto, bottom center, in pen and brown ink: 1521/ AD
    Verso, top left, in graphite: no 6./.

    Inscription: Verso, bottom right, in graphite: 61.257
    Verso, top left, in graphite: no 6./.

    Marking: Recto, lower left, collector's mark of Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445)
    Recto, lower right, collector's mark of Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092–94)
    Mount, bottom left, collector's mark of J.P. Heseltine (Lugt 1507–08)
    Verso, bottom right: MMA stamp
    Stickers on back of frame: No.30102 (frame); No.30102 (picture)
    1)Masterpieces of Art; Cat. No. 92- Mrs. Osborn Owner Mrs. Johnston L. Redmond Return to Mrs. Johnston L. Redmond, 117 East 70th St., N.Y.C.
    2)M. Knoedler & Co. P.J.P. Heseltine Col. F. 42439. Original Drawing by Albrecht Dürer/ From Sir Peter Lely, Sir Thos. Lawrence & J.P. Heseltine Collections/ (In red ink): MMA 50th Anniversery EXHIBITION S.L. 745.1
    3)(Purple type on beige paper): A. Dürer, A concert of Angels, in pen/ and bistre, from the collec-/ tions of Sir Peter Lely, Sir/ Thomas Lawrence, F. Palgrave/ and J.P. Heseltine.

  • Provenance

    Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); Sir Hans Sloane (Irish, Killyeagh 1660–1753 London); J. B. J. Achtienhoven, Amsterdam, September 6, 1802, B18 (bought by Gruiter); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Francis Turner Palgrave (British, Great Yarmouth 1824–1897 London); John Postle Heseltine (British, London 1843–1929 London); Knoedler and Co.Paris, July 7, 1916; Johnston L. Redmond (New York); Donor: Gift of Mrs. William H. Osborn

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 21, 1996–January 6, 1997.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 21, 2001–August 12, 2001.

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

  • References

    New York World's Fair, 1939 Masterpieces of Art Ex. cat. 1939, cat. no. 92, fig. no. 92, p. 44, ill.

    Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 10 (entry written by Stijn Alsteens); p. ix, x (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

    Eighth exhibition of one hundred original drawings by Albrecht Dürer and Titian Vecelli collected by Sir Thomas Lawrence.. Lawrence Gallery, London, May, 1836, cat. no. 15.

    Charles Ephrussi Albert Dürer et ses dessins. Paris, 1882, pp. 348; 402; 41.

    Friedrich Lippmann Zeichnungen von Albrecht Dürer. vols. 6-7, Berlin, 1888, cat. no. 170, fig. no. 170, p. 21, ill.

    Sir William Martin Conway "A Note on Dürer." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft. 28, Berlin, 1905, p. 147.

    Ernst Heidrich "Geschichte des Dürerschen Marienbildes." Kunstgeschichtliche Monographien. vol. 3, Leipzig, 1906, p. 207.

    Sir William Martin Conway The Art of Albrecht Dürer Ex. cat. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Liverpool, Apr 16-Jun 11, 1910, cat. no. 836, p. 45.

    Knoedler and Co. , Paris Exposition de dessins de Maîtres anciens, provenant de la collection J. P. Heseltine de Londres. Paris, Apr 23, 1913, cat. no. 2.

    Hans Tietze, Erica Tietze-Conrat Kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke Albrecht Dürers. 2 Vols., Augsburg (v.1), Basel and Leipzig (v.2), 1928-1938, cat. no. 845, fig. no. 845, v.2: pp. 31, 172, ill.

    Eduard Flechsig Albrecht Dürer: Sein Leben unde Seine Künstlerische Entwicklung. Berlin, 1931, fig. no. 13, Vol.II, p. 248, ill.

    Hans Tietze "Dürer in Amerika." Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums. Nuremberg, 1932-1933, p. 88.

    Hans Tietze "Dürer in America." Art Bulletin. vol. 15, no. 1, New York, March 1933, fig. no. 9, p. 259, ill.

    Friedrich Winkler Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. I-IV, Berlin, 1936, fig. no. 836, Vol. IV, p. 48, ill.

    Musée du Louvre, Louis Demonts "Inventaire Général des Dessins des Écoles du Nord". I, Paris, 1937, cat. no. under no.165, Vol.I, p. 34.

    New York World's Fair, 1939, George Henry McCall Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800. Edited by William Reinhold Valentiner, May to October, 1939, cat. no. 92, p. 44.

    Erwin Panofsky Albrecht Dürer. 2 vols., Princeton, 1943, cat. no. 771, fig. no. 771, pp. 225-26, ill.

    Erwin Panofsky Albrecht Dürer. Princeton, 1948, p. 225 ff.

    Hans Tietze Dürer als Zeichner und Aquarellist. Vienna, 1951, pp. 21-22.

    A. E. Popham "Sir Hans Sloane's Collections in the Print Room." The British Museum Quarterly. vol. 18, no. 1, 1953, pp. 13-14.

    Drawings and Prints by Albrecht Dürer. Ex. cat., March 17 - April 16, 1955. Morgan Library & Museum, 1955, p. 12.

    Friedrich Winkler Albrecht Dürer: Leben und Werk. Berlin, 1957, cat. no. W.836, fig. no. W836, p. 321, ill.

    Charles W. Talbot, Jr., Gaillard F. Ravenel, Jay A. Levenson, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Dürer in America: His Graphic Work. Ex. cat. 1971, cat. no. XXI, fig. no. XXI, pp. 97-98, ill.

    Walter L. Strauss The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer. New York, 1974, Reproduced on facing page of 2150., cat. no. Vol.4, 1521/84, p. 2150, ill.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg 1300-1500. Exh. cat. Munich, Apr 8-June 22, 1986 [A shawm is a medieval instrument in the same class as the oboe; a timbrel is a tambourine-like instrument; and a cittern (or cithern) is similar to a guitar.], cat. no. 145, fig. no. 145, p. 328, ill.



  • See also
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